Stories tagged: farming
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 7:21 p.m.
The United States and China traded conciliatory gestures, raising hopes they can de-escalate a standoff over trade that has shaken financial markets and cast gloom over the global economy.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
The number of migrant workers has declined nationwide, and many of those workers who are here now are on an H-2A visa, which allows farmers to bring in foreign workers …
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Deere & Co. cut its profit expectations for the second time this year as beleaguered farmers and an escalating trade war with China cut into sales.
Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 5 a.m.
Wheat harvest reaped grain and abundant goodwill as Ritzville rallied to help farmer fighting cancer
Farmers came together to help a neighbor harvest 1,200 acres in six hours after learning that Larry Yockey knew he would not be able to cut his wheat after he …
UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 2:03 p.m.
Local flower growers have come together to form a new market for bulk orders in Spokane.
UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 9:08 p.m.
An aid package for American farmers hurt by President Donald Trump’s trade war with China has meant big checks for some big operations.
Mon., June 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
Established around 1915, the Spokane Union Stockyards was a key piece of the agriculture business in Spokane for more than 80 years.
Wed., May 29, 2019, 11:15 a.m.
Since premiering at the Telluride Film Festival last year, “The Biggest Little Farm” has been a sensation on the festival circuit, and it’s easy to see why. The documentary chronicles …
Sun., May 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spring flowers can get a bad rap when it comes to the season of itchy, watery eyes and exacerbated asthma, but biologists from Eastern Washington University and Washington State University …
Sat., May 18, 2019, 10:17 p.m.
The first fully autonomous farm equipment is becoming commercially available, which means machines will be able to completely take over a multitude of tasks. Tractors will drive with no farmer …
UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
You may not recognize a mint farmer by the looks of him, but his aromatic crop is unmistakable. Its sweet, spicy-cool scent makes mint one of man’s most valued herbs.
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 9:42 a.m.
Efforts toward a collaborative policy on temporary farm worker housing in Yakima County are moving forward.
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019
These three grain storage and processing plants in east Spokane represent a various types of agribusiness ventures.
Sat., Dec. 1, 2018
Today we introduce Julia Ditto to the pages of the Today section. Ditto will write a monthly column on her life and adventures raising her family in the Spokane Valley.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab. It sounds like science fiction, but Recombinetics sees opportunity for its technology in the …
Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 10:14 p.m.
Like all places, there’s typically a big difference between how the locals view their communities versus how the rest of the world views them. It was that very idea that …
Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 7:15 a.m.
The Maine wild blueberry industry harvests one of the most beloved fruit crops in New England, but it’s locked in a downward skid in a time when other nutrition-packed foods, …
UPDATED: Sat., July 21, 2018, 5:12 p.m.
Though they get up before dawn and often work until sunset, most farmers love their lifestyle and take pride in bringing their crops, milk and animals to consumers’ dinner tables. …
Thu., July 5, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
Agriculture in the Yakima Valley and Pacific Northwest is looking strong, according to a series of reports from Northwest Farm Credit Services released this week.
Sun., June 24, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Chickpeas, lentils and other ‘pulses’ are having a renaissance moment – and it’s a boon for Northwest farmers
Pulses are a class of legumes that include lentils, chickpeas, dry peas and dry beans. They’re popping up in grocery stores in a variety of familiar products and new inventions, …
UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 4 p.m.
The supply of workers has dwindled in recent years as more people are reluctant to go out into the fields “out of fear they’ll be forced to leave.”
UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 3:35 p.m.
Whether your brew of choice is Budweiser or Bale Breaker, there are few places on Earth where you can sip a cold pint knowing the flavors came from a farm …
UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 3:50 p.m.
Historically, hops were mostly used as a bittering agent in beer. But the craft beer industry has changed that, giving rise to aroma hops designed to impart notes of fruit, …
Fri., May 11, 2018
More than 30 high-tech companies from the U.S. to Singapore hope to turn indoor farming into a major future food source, if only they can clear a stubborn hurdle: high …
UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018, 10:32 p.m.
Montana rancher Fred Wacker had thousands of head of cattle fattening up along the Yellowstone River for export to China when President Donald Trump picked a trade fight with the …
Sat., April 28, 2018, 2:20 p.m.
The Idaho State Historical Society and the Idaho Department of Agriculture presented the Odberg family with the prestigious Century Farm Award in February for owning and operating their farm for …
Sun., March 18, 2018, 6 a.m.
Because of the long days and climate required to grow spinach seeds, a small slice of western Washington and Oregon is the only part of the United States well-suited to …
Sun., March 18, 2018, 6 a.m.
President Trump reaped a lot of support in farm country. Farm country might wonder if it’s reaping any from him.
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 7:30 a.m.
If you’ve ever wanted to shoot the breeze with some of the region’s farmers, stop by the Spokane Convention Center this week. The three-day