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OSU looks at possible remediation for water rule
OSU looks at possible remediation for water rule
Oregon State University researchers are experimenting with different ways to help onion growers in the Treasure Valley area deal with possible new federal rules that would limit how much generic E. coli bacteria can be present in irrigation water.

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Calif. man will lead Farm Service Agency
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has named a California man to lead the Farm Service Agency.
Capital Press calendar of events
Events that are of interest to Capital Press readers.
Deals with feds offer only limited legal protection
Deals with feds offer only limited legal protection
Agreements that limit landowner liabilities under the Endangered Species Act can still be challenged by environmentalists.
Snake River dredging plan out for public comment
Snake River dredging plan out for public comment
The Walla Walla, Wash., district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers puts its sediment management plan for the lower Snake River out for public comment Aug. 22.
Court rules in elevator’s favor in biotech dispute
The Syngenta biotech firm cannot force the Bunge grain elevator company to accept its Agrisure Viptera variety of genetically engineered corn, a federal appeals court ruled.
Buffer agreement awaits judge’s approval
Federal regulators have finalized a deal with environmentalists regarding no-spray pesticide buffers around waterways.
Official: Planned wind farm OK without tax credit
There is ongoing debate in Washington over whether to renew the production tax credit.
Russia food import ban hits EU hardest; prices a worry
Russia food import ban hits EU hardest; prices a worry
Russia's ban on food imports will have direct consequences for European farmers, who depend on exports to that nation, but also will impact the prices of other products, experts say.
Labor deal eases fears of grain export disruptions
Labor deal eases fears of grain export disruptions
Longshoremen and grain exporters have struck a tentative deal, which has eased the mind of the Northwest grain industry.
High wheat stocks, production yield lower prices
High wheat stocks, production yield lower prices
The latest USDA supply and demand estimate projects higher production and stocks for U.S. and global wheat production. Wheat prices will stay low until more demand is found, market analysts say.