Farmers from Iowa to Ukraine are grappling with surging diesel prices, forcing them to spend unprecedented sums on fuel.
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The Washington State Department of Agriculture is asking owners of chickens, ducks and other domestic birds to be vigilant following an outbreak of avian influenza...
Cherry growers are facing a big dip in their harvests thanks to weather damage to their trees. And the bees trucked in to pollinate are...
Agriculture experts have confirmed Washington state’s second outbreak of bird flu, this time in a non-commercial flock in Spokane County.
The bird flu has been detected in two backyard flocks in the Pacific Northwest, including in Pacific County, Washington, according to agriculture officials.
The crisis is hurting egg-laying hens and turkeys the most, exacerbating food prices that already were soaring.
When Emily Polkinghorne went out to check on her incubated emu eggs after a storm caused a power outage, she thought all the unhatched chicks...