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3-year sentence for starving alpacas
Authorities found 58 dead alpacas at the ranch in December 2013 and moved 175 malnourished animals to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University.

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Winery founder to help boost rural economic growth
Winery founder to help boost rural economic growth
Oregon vineyard co-founder says rural areas have to share in the state's economic recovery.
Marion, Linn Extension offices moving
Marion, Linn Extension offices moving
The Oregon State University Extension Service offices for Linn and Marion counties will move next month.
Farm regulators increase scrutiny of water quality
Farm regulators increase scrutiny of water quality
Increased scrutiny of water quality by Oregon's agriculture experts may convince landowners to voluntarily improve stream conditions on their properties.
Hop growers adjust to meet demand of craft brewers
Hop growers adjust to meet demand of craft brewers
U.S. hop production, centered in Washington's Yakima Valley, slowed in 2014 but likely will keep growing as demand remains strong from craft breweries.
Drone company CEO envisions the future farm
Drone company CEO envisions the future farm
Stephen Burtt believes agriculture will be a "natural early adopter" of drone technology.
Cuba is potential market for PNW fruit
Cuba is potential market for PNW fruit
Cuba's economy and middle class need to grow for it to buy Pacific Northest tree fruit, industry leaders say.
Avian flu found in Southern Oregon
Bird flu has been detected in Winston, Ore., in Southern Oregon.
Northwest food processors plan 101st conference
Northwest food processors plan 101st conference
The Portland event includes a trade show, of course, but also discussions of climate change, water, labor and food safety.
Group challenges timber producer’s ‘green’ label
The group's claims cover Plum Creek logging in Oregon’s Coast Range.
Hermiston farm worker testifies at Senate hearing
Hermiston farm worker testifies at Senate hearing
Raul Esparza de la Paz, who has been in the country since 1998, urged the congressional committee to keep President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration intact while working on comprehensive immigration reform.