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Study: Sudden oak death might be unstoppable in California

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — An epidemic of the tree disease “sudden oak death” cannot be eradicated in California, but it can be managed, a new study shows.

The computer model used in the study published this week in the...

H-2A delays cause worker shortages in 20 states
H-2A delays cause worker shortages in 20 states

Federal agency delays in processing visas for foreign guestworkers who tend and harvest America’s food crops are fast approaching crisis proportions, all but guaranteeing crops will rot in fields this year, the American Farm Bureau Federation...

WAFLA warns of minimum wage hike

OLYMPIA — Two initiatives raising Washington’s minimum wage could be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot, the farm labor organization WAFLA is warning its members.

The state’s minimum wage is $9.47 per hour, but under...

More Christmas trees pop up on Hawaii
Hundreds of Douglas firs are being grown on Department of Hawaiian Homelands trust land.
Ag: Oregon wage hike will have big impact
Ag: Oregon wage hike will have big impact
Ag interest say alternative plans would have been worse, but increases will make it harder for growers and processors compete.
Edible landscaping can yield color, wildlife habitat, food
Edible plants make for a colorful way to brighten landscaping.
Businessman hopes to regain control of nursery
Businessman hopes to regain control of nursery
Bob Terry hopes to regain ownership of his nursery, Fisher Farms, after his bank seized it as collateral for debt last year.
Report of Mexican Christmas tree rejections baffles farmers
Report of Mexican Christmas tree rejections baffles farmers
Mexico has rejected more Christmas trees due to pests this year, according to USDA.
Helicopters cleared for Christmas tree harvest
Helicopters cleared for Christmas tree harvest
Christmas tree farmers have been cleared to use helicopters for harvest near Salem, Ore., despite airspace restrictions during low visibility conditions, though shipment disruptions remain a concern.
Attendance at Farwest Show climbs 10 percent
Attendance at Farwest Show climbs 10 percent
Attendance grew 10 percent, to 6,000 visitors, at the Oregon nursery industry's annual Farwest Show.

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