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Producers may get a break from ‘drought to deluge’ weather
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Producers may get a break from ‘drought to deluge’ weather
A noted Southern Oregon viticulture climatologist says we should be headed to more normal weather patterns this year.

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Small farm conference helps attendees thrive
Small farm conference helps attendees thrive
New and experienced small-scale farmers find what they need at annual get-together.
Western Innovator: Community publisher joins fight against pest
Western Innovator: Community publisher joins fight against pest
Virginia Bruce isn’t a farmer, but she’s become an important community connection as the Oregon Department of Agriculture informs the public about invasive Japanese beetles.
Oregon farm regulators may scale back federal inspections
Oregon farm regulators may scale back federal inspections
The Oregon Department of Agriculture may reduce the number of food safety inspections it conducts on behalf of federal authorities.
Judge dismisses 1 charge against Oregon standoff lawyer
The incident in question occurred when Marcus Mumford’s client, Ammon Bundy, was acquitted last fall and Mumford was tackled by federal marshals for refusing to stop arguing with the judge.
Legality of Cascade-Siskiyou expansion challenged
Legality of Cascade-Siskiyou expansion challenged
A lawsuit by 17 Oregon counties is challenging the expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou national monument.
Environmentalists sue over USDA’s authority to kill Oregon wolves
In 2014, the USDA’s analysis concluded its wolf control activities didn’t have significant environmental impacts, but five environmental groups challenged that finding in federal court.
Environmentalists challenge USDA’s authority to kill Oregon wolves
Environmentalists challenge USDA’s authority to kill Oregon wolves
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Jury of 7 women, 5 men seated for new Oregon refuge trial
This is the second trial in connection to the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Last fall, jurors acquitted Ammon Bundy and six others.
Oregon water regulators propose third transaction fee hike
Oregon water regulators propose third transaction fee hike
Oregon’s water regulators have proposed raising fees for water rights transactions for the third time since 2009.
Oregon wolf count, management plan update delayed
Oregon wolf count, management plan update delayed
Heavy snow that draped Oregon in January provided welcome relief from drought, but made it hard for wildlife biologists to conduct the state’s annual wolf count.

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