Oregon

Pacific Northwest wildfire, smoke risk presents potential harm to potato plants

Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire, and that’s certainly been the case in the Western U.S. in recent years. The increasing number of W... READ MORE »

USDA, Forest Service announce 10-year plan to address wildfire crisis

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Forest Service Chief Randy Moore have outlined a strategy to deal with the growing wildfire crisis in the U.S. ... READ MORE »

WSU’s farmer suicide prevention program to expand to 13 states

Farming is a high-stress occupation. Land and equipment are expensive. Work hours are long and physically strenuous. Economic pressure from potential ... READ MORE »

Water problems hinder Western food producers

In September, when funding was gutted for a much-anticipated water bill, then withdrawn from the floor of the California state legislature, growers re... READ MORE »

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Pacific Northwest sees lower potato sales for 2020 crop

Year-over- year total revenue and average price for potatoes sold both fell in Idaho, Oregon and Washington in 2020. The combined value of all pota... READ MORE »

Drought compounded by natural disasters for Oregon growers

Oregon made national headlines this spring when the Bureau of Reclamation announced that the Klamath Project, an irrigation system spanning southern O... READ MORE »

Klamath Basin to get $15 million USDA investment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $15 million for a new drought pilot to assist agricultural producers impacted by wo... READ MORE »

Western farmers to Senate: Water infrastructure need is ‘critical’

Citing an “acute and critical need” magnified by another all-too-familiar drought, a national coalition representing thousands of Western farmers,... READ MORE »

USDA offering drought-focused incentives for Klamath Basin

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Oregon and California have announced $1.8 million in Environme... READ MORE »

Klamath Basin irrigators expect little water this year, USDA issues funds

With a water allocation announcement expected this week from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Klamath Basin irrigators say they expect to receive littl... READ MORE »


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