The Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosted virtually by a Forest Grove civic group Wednesday evening for an overview of the district’s efforts in rural Washington County.
As part of a county-by-county tour of the state, Oregon Governor Tina Kotek made a visit to Roy on Monday during her Washington County leg, the 33rd portion of the One Oregon Listening Tour.
Public Coast Farm opened for the season earlier this month, the third year the brewery-adjacent farm in Buxton has welcomed visitors to their farmstand.
Open until August 20 every Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., live music will play on those days from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Letter to the editor: As Washington County’s population continues to grow, it’s important to protect productive agricultural lands and ensure that farming communities continue to thrive
Oregon and Washington officials on Friday confirmed that both states have had their first cases of a highly pathogenic bird flu and about 150 backyard chickens, turkeys and geese were destroyed this week.
Oregon is headed towards becoming the eighth state to mandate overtime pay for farmworkers. The pay bill passed its final legislative hurdle on Thursday and heads to Gov. Kate Brown, who appears ready to sign the new requirement into law. That means an estimated 86,000 farmworkers next year will get[Read More…]
Local students in high school and college who are pursuing an education in the fields of agriculture, education, nursing or vocational training are once again eligible for scholarships offered by the Washington County Farm Bureau this year. The deadline to apply is April 11. The scholarships, a long-time offering by[Read More…]
Bees are becoming more active as temperatures begin warming to 50 degrees and above, and the Tualatin Valley Beekeepers Association is inviting the public to attend its annual Bee School short course. Late February is the beginning of active bee season in western Washington County and the Tualatin Valley, and[Read More…]
A controversial plan to require overtime pay that would affect the 86,000 farmworkers in Oregon advanced on Tuesday along partisan lines. All seven Democrats on the House Committee on Business and Labor voted for House Bill 4002, which would require owners to pay farmworkers time and a half for hours over[Read More…]
Emotional and passionate testimony stretched into the night Tuesday during a legislative hearing on a proposal to require overtime pay for Oregon’s farmworkers. Legislation put forward by two Democratic lawmakers would pay farmworkers time and a half after working 40 hours a week and would include tax credits for companies[Read More…]