Washington Supreme Court To Hear Case Involving Farmworkers

AP |Jan. 26, 2015 9:24 a.m.

The Washington Supreme Court this spring will decide whether farmers are required to pay farmworkers — who earn wages based on how much they pick — additional money for rest breaks.

19 Environmental Groups Join Push For Stricter Oregon Pesticide Spraying Rules

OPB |Jan. 23, 2015 4:39 p.m.

Environmental groups want stronger rules for spraying herbicides on Oregon forests.

Governor Seeks To Expand Oregon's GMO Authority

Capital Press |Jan. 20, 2015 2:28 p.m.

A bill proposed by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber seeks to expand the authority of state farm regulators over genetically engineered crops.

Washington House Considers Outlawing Undercover Farm Videos

AP |Jan. 20, 2015 11:15 a.m.

A bill by a  farmer-legislator that would make it a criminal act to make audio or video recordings of a farm's practices without the landowner's written consent is being considered by the Washington state House.

Pumpkin Seeds Could Be Future Cash Crop For Oregon, Idaho

AP |Jan. 20, 2015 8:45 a.m.

Eastern Oregon and western Idaho already produce many of the nation's decorative pumpkins. Now an economic development official is exploring whether the area could support production of pumpkin seeds for healthy snack foods.

Deputy Kills Escaped Bull That Charged Man In Cornelius

AP |Jan. 20, 2015 7:05 a.m.

A Washington County sheriff's deputy shot and killed an 800-pound bull that had escaped a fenced pasture and knocked down a man Monday in Cornelius, about 25 miles west Portland.

Growers Struggle With Glut Of Legal Pot In Washington State

AP |Jan. 16, 2015 7:49 a.m.

Prices are starting to come down in the state's licensed pot shops, but due to the glut, growers are — surprisingly — struggling to sell their marijuana.

Avian Flu Outbreak In Tri-Cities Prompts Warning

AP |Jan. 14, 2015 8:12 a.m.

Backyard poultry producers are being told by the state to monitor their flocks after a deadly avian flu outbreak in the Tri-Cities area.

Avian Flu Prompts Poultry Quarantine In Tri-Cities

AP |Jan. 08, 2015 10:45 a.m.

The Washington Agriculture Department declared an emergency quarantine Wednesday for domestic poultry and eggs in the Tri-City area to contain the highly contagious avian flu.

Yamhill Man Accused Of Neglecting Farm Animals

AP |Jan. 08, 2015 10:34 a.m.

Authorities have seized 122 farm animals and charged a Yamhill County man with neglect.

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