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.
posted on November 2, 2012 at 4:47 PM
Farmers said the buffer zones would devastate agriculture, foresters said they would hamper efforts to replant near streams.
posted on September 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Seed farmers describe the expansion of canola as a Pandora's Box that, once opened, will destroy their industry.
posted on July 18, 2012 at 3:48 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With container ships avoiding the Port of Portland because of a labor dispute, companies that export agricultural products are confronting higher costs to get their cargo to alternate ports and ultimately to Asia.
posted on March 9, 2012 at 5:23 PM
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Farmers in Eastern Oregon couldn’t persuade the Legislature to take more water from the Columbia River, but proponents insist the issue will not go away and they are vowing to find ways to store winter rainwater to...
posted on July 29, 2011 at 6:42 PM
TANGENT, Ore. (AP) -- Dennis Glaser's farm should be abuzz with activity, with his tractors in the field and three John Deere combines churning out premium Oregon grass seed.
posted on July 1, 2011 at 12:07 PM
PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — The Oregon Department of Agriculture is eliminating its energy and climate change program just as farmers are increasingly turning to solar, wind, hydroelectric and other alternative energy projects to reduce costs, or even...