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Ukraine, Romania hungry for U.S. ag investment
Ukraine, Romania hungry for U.S. ag investment
Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Katy Coba recently returned from a trade mission to Ukraine and Romania, which she reports are hungry for U.S. agricultural investment.

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Harney County voters resoundingly reject recall of judge
According to unofficial final results, 2,038 residents, or 70 percent of votes cast, opposed recalling County Judge Steve Grasty.
Grass seed harvest ramps up with good weather
Grass seed harvest ramps up with good weather
About 118,000 acres in Oregon are devoted this year to annual ryegrass, down about 4 percent from 2015.
The number of acres of perennial ryegrass is expected to remain unchanged at about 97,000 acres.
Oregon county’s GMO ban ruling appealed
Oregon county’s GMO ban ruling appealed
A ruling that overturned a GMO ban in Oregon's Josephine County is being appealed, which is expected to set statewide precedent.
Harney County voters to decide recall
Voters can cast ballots at drop-off boxes until 8 p.m. Tuesday, at which time the last ballots will all be collected.
Oregon refuge takeover is over, but aftershocks remain
Oregon refuge takeover is over, but aftershocks remain
Divisions are evident in the signs about Tuesday’s special recall election against County Judge Steve Grasty, who for the past 18 years has been the county’s top administrative official.
FBI: Utah militia leader planned to bomb BLM cabin
An FBI agent said in charging documents that William Keebler, 57, was planning to retaliate against the federal government that he felt was harassing people and imposing overreaching grazing restrictions on ranchers.
Researchers share latest findings at potato field day in Hermiston
Researchers share latest findings at potato field day in Hermiston
The Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center hosted its annual potato field day on Wednesday.
Agritourism: If you grow it, they will come
Agritourism: If you grow it, they will come
A workshop on agritourism was held Tuesday in Boardman.
Farmers worry who will control escaped genetically engineered bentgrass
Farmers worry who will control escaped genetically engineered bentgrass
Genetically engineered creeping bentgrass escaped from field trials near Malheur and Jefferson counties in 2003. Thirteen years later, some farmers in these areas are concerned that they will soon be left on the hook for controlling it.
Sales figures might prove if marijuana is Oregon’s most valuable crop
Sales figures might prove if marijuana is Oregon’s most valuable crop
Backers have always maintained marijuana is Oregon's most valuable agricultural crop. Sales and tax figures collected this year may settle that question once and for all.

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