posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:27 AM
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A north-central Washington sheriff issued an urgent evacuation notice late Thursday for the wildfire-threatened small town of Pateros and officials were also evacuating a hospital in a nearby town, authorities...
posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:34 AM
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — One in five of the state's commercial honeybee colonies did not survive the winter, according to data Oregon State University released Monday.
The school's experts say that if that kind of winter mortality...
posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:45 PM
If the mapping goes ahead, Oregon would be the first state to map fields and mandate preventive measures for modified crops. Advocates say Oregon could become a model for the rest of the nation.
posted on June 6, 2014 at 9:13 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight states on the East and West coasts have formally committed to working together to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the nation's roads by 2025.The so-called "action plan" released Thursday follows last...
posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:56 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents of southern Oregon's agriculture-heavy Rogue Valley have voted to ban genetically modified crops from the area, setting up the next stage of a fight that has gained widespread attention.
posted on April 25, 2014 at 3:06 PM
Oregon (AP) -- In a lifetime of fishing for winter steelhead on Oregon's Alsea River, Stan Steele has seen it get harder and harder to hook into hatchery-bred fish. Instead, he has found he is more likely to hook the wild variety, whose numbers...
posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:38 PM
People on the West Coast have counted on fish hatcheries for more than a century to help rebuild populations of salmon and steelhead decimated by overfishing, logging, mining, agriculture and hydroelectric dams, and bring them to a level where...
posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:46 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is writing food safety rules to prevent contamination from the likes of salmonella and E. coli bacteria, and its first take made onion growers unhappy.
posted on December 13, 2013 at 5:50 PM
America’s first commercial Christmas tree farms sprouted on the east coast more than a century ago. But the family tradition of harvesting your own holiday flora remains strong across the country.
posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM
Police say the view from space helped them bust a medical marijuana garden with too many plants in Southern Oregon.
posted on June 27, 2013 at 4:48 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration recently authorized the use of drones to fly over Oregon State University potato fields to search for unhealthy plants.
posted on June 21, 2013 at 11:43 AM
WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- Workers on Friday plan to wrap bee-proof netting around blooming trees in the parking lot of an Oregon shopping center in an attempt to prevent the deaths of more bees.
Portland-area bee experts with the Xerces...
posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:13 PM
A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over last week's discovery of genetically engineered experimental wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon, claiming the company's gross negligence hurt U.S. growers by driving down wheat prices and...
posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:11 PM
Monsanto Co. said a genetically modified test strain of wheat that emerged to the surprise of an Oregon farmer last month was likely the result of an accident or deliberate mixing of seeds.
posted on December 21, 2012 at 12:34 PM
The Agriculture Department sparked controversy last year when it cut in half the region where farmers are prohibited from growing canola -- a plan that was ultimately halted by an appeals court.