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Regulators seek authority to revoke nursery shipping permits
Legislation would give Oregon farm regulators the power to revoke nursery shipping permits.
Official: Nursery imports may pose pest threat
Official: Nursery imports may pose pest threat
Oregon's nurseries and forests share a common enemy, an invasive species specialist says.
Nurseries recruit pest predators
Nurseries recruit pest predators
Nurseries are increasingly recruiting predatory insects for biocontrol of pests due to public wariness of insecticides, increased regulatory scrutiny and the decreasing efficacy of some chemicals.
Use of H-2A workers to increase despite wage hike
Use of H-2A workers to increase despite wage hike
Large increases in the minimum wage for agricultural foreign guestworkers are not expected to slow their usage much in the West or Southeast.
Prospects for immigration reform uncertain
Prospects for immigration reform uncertain
The next few months could be key on the immigration issue in Washington, D.C., farm labor leaders say. They have mixed opinions on whether Congress and the president will reach a deal.
Plant pathologist develops nursery worker training
Plant pathologist develops nursery worker training
Oregon State University's Luisa Santamaria brings training to workers at the heart of the state's most valuable agricultural sector.
Expiration of farm property tax exemptions proposed
Expiration of farm property tax exemptions proposed
An Oregon bill proposes ending property tax exemptions for farms in 2018.
USDA grant boosts OSU pathogen research team
USDA grant boosts OSU pathogen research team
The USDA grant will help fund the work of six researchers.
Idaho nursery industry gets grants to reach consumers, businesses
Idaho's nursery industry will use two $24,000 grants to target consumers as well as businesses that purchase nursery crops directly from growers.
H-2A continues rapid growth in Washington
Use of H-2A visa foreign guestworkers continues to leap upward in Washington state, mainly driven by the state's tree fruit industry.