Technology in Farming

Tech on the Farm (and Ranch)

  In the U.S., technology and farming are coming together in ways that could make small farms and ranches just as viable as large-scale operations. Imagine a world where drones mounted with multispectral cameras report on plant and soil health. The farmer could then use that data to regulate water, pesticides, fertilizers, and monitor growth. […]

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Gifts for Guys

Gifts for Guys

  That special guy in your life doesn’t always know what he wants for the holidays, which can make shopping for him a bit difficult. That’s where Coastal can help. This week’s Coastal Gift Guide gives you some cannot-miss items. Real Men Wear Carhartt What you see here are four manly Carhartt items each priced […]

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TOUGHER Work Wear for Women

TOUGHER Work Gloves for Women

  Before founding TOUGHER® women’s workwear, Stacey Gose had to make due like every other woman who worked a ranch, construction, forestry, or other hard-working professions. She knew the frustration of altering men’s workwear and gloves to achieve an almost tolerable fit. Stacey comes from a long line of farmers. Her grandmother owned a large […]

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Senior Horse Care

Caring for Your Aging Equine

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  With all of the advances in veterinary care, feed, and medicine, horses are living longer, more productive lives. It’s a good thing. But with those extra years, horse owners do have some extra work. Here are some quick bits of advice if you find yourself caring for an older horse. Exercise is Important Keep […]

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Coastal Ag News Roundup

Ag News Roundup

Current Agricultural News, Stories, and Reports

Canada Expected to Renegotiate Columbia River Treaty The Washington State Department of Agriculture says that the U.S. and Canada are close renegotiating the 60-year-old agreement that helps coordinate flood management and optimizes hydropower generation. Per the agreement, Canada receives 50 percent of the power generated downstream in Washington and Oregon. Read More U.S. Meat Exports […]

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Preparing Livestock for Winter

Preparing Your Farm and Livestock for Winter

  As winter creeps ever closer, now is the perfect time to prepare yourself and your livestock for the months ahead. After all, do you want to fix a leaky pipe on a nice, fall day or wait until that pipe bursts in the middle of the night during a windy snowstorm? With some insights […]

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Mushroom Hunting

A Beginner’s Guide to Mushroom Hunting

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  Matt Jacobs is one of those guys who enjoys everything he’s doing. By day he’s an assistant warehouse manager at Coastal headquarters. On his days off, this avid outdoorsman enjoys fishing, hunting, catching crawdads, and taking home his favorite trophy: a bag full of mushrooms. “I pulled in a 35-pound Chinook a few weeks […]

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Keeping Pets Warm

Keeping Outdoor Pets Warm in the Winter

  Autumn will soon turn to winter. That’s when the Northwest goes from cold, wet, windy, and snowy to even colder, wetter, windier, and snowier. It’s easy to warm up when you have a wood stove pumping out some heat, but for your pets and horses, winter can be a trying time. Here are a […]

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Oven Roasted Sweets & Beets

How to Make Oven Roasted Sweets & Beets

Fall is the perfect time of year for comfort food that’s both yummy and packed with vitamins and nutrients. Pick up a large sweet potato, some beets, and a yam and match this dish with your next main course. You’ll find the complete recipe below the video.     Oven Roasted Sweets & Beets 1 […]

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Oregon Hazelnuts Go Global

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  Everyone knows that apples are big business in Washington state. Nearly 60% of the apples grown in the U.S. originate from 168,500 acres of well-cared-for Washington land. Slightly less well known is that 99% of America’s hazelnuts are grown in Oregon. It’s a big business that has grown a lot in recent years. Hazelnuts […]

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