George Plaven


Climate coalition gains momentum as nonprofit

- One year after becoming a formal nonprofit organization, the Eastern Oregon Climate Change Coalition is ready to broaden its outreach.

Hermiston Farm Fair highlights latest research, trends

- The 44th annual Hermiston Farm Fair featured a number of new seminars Thursday, including organic crops, precision irrigation and pollinators.

Retail battlefield: Walmart vs. Amazon in Eastern Oregon


Two of the biggest names in retail are investing serious money in Umatilla and Morrow counties as they wage a multi-billion dollar battle for the hearts and wallets of consumers across the globe.

Walmart, which has...

Hermiston FFA team headed to national convention

- The Hermiston FFA veterinary science team took first place in state competition Saturday, Nov. 18 at HHS.

Farm Fair reception to feature locally inspired dishes

- The Hermiston Farm Fair will host a reception Wednesday, Nov. 29 for vendors and sponsors featuring locally inspired food dishes.

Rising demand for organics prompts research at HAREC

- For the first time, growers will have a chance to learn more about growing organic crops at the 44th annual Hermiston Farm Fair.

Precision irrigation gets technical in Columbia Basin

- Precision irrigation will be the subject of a new session Thursday, Nov. 30 at the 44th annual Hermiston Farm Fair.

Westland Water Users hope to educate, not miss future opportunities

- A group of Westland Irrigation District patrons is mounting a public information campaign after missing out on Columbia River water supplies.

Hermiston company hit with DEQ fine

- The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined a Hermiston company $29,534 for operating without a water pollution control permit.

Hermiston FFA soil evaluation team headed to state

- The Hermiston High School FFA soil evaluation team is heading to state competition after winning the local event Monday at Threemile Canyon Farms.