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DOL says it can’t return all the ‘hot goods’ money
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DOL says it can’t return all the ‘hot goods’ money
The U.S. Department of Labor claims it can't come up with the cash to fully reimburse Oregon farmers for the $220,000 it unlawfully coerced from them.

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Ag-based economies help small Oregon counties thrive
Ag-based economies help small Oregon counties thrive
Agriculture has provided a strong base for economic recovery in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge counties.
OSU’s forage straw research to continue
The Oregon Legislature's Emergency Board Wednesday approved $100,000 for Oregon State University's forage straw research
Impact of labeling law on farmers debated
Impact of labeling law on farmers debated
Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods containing genetically modified organisms say an Oregon ballot initiative would create legal risks for growers.
Fire crews make progress against W. Oregon wildfire
The 36 Pit Fire has burned across about 5½ square miles near Estacada,Ore.
OSU, wheat commission reach royalty agreement
OSU, wheat commission reach royalty agreement
Oregon State University and the state's wheat commission have agreed on how royalties on OSU-developed wheat varieties will be split.
Oregon couple cited for weddings on ag land
The couple has been trying since 2012 to get approval to host weddings on their property.
Oregon governor OKs aid to fight new wildfire
The governor’s order authorizes the state fire marshal to send structural firefighters and equipment to assist local departments.
Portland’s Redd building will incubate food businesses
Portland’s Redd building will incubate food businesses
In foodie Portland, another business will help rural producers market to urban consumers.
Blackleg outbreak adds to stress of Oregon canola test
Blackleg outbreak adds to stress of Oregon canola test
The findings put an edge on a research project to determine if canola can be grown without harming other Willamette Valley crops.
Wildfire weather west of Cascades, freezing east
The National Weather Service has a red flag warning in effect in the area from Seattle through Eugene because of the danger that any fire would rapidly spread in winds of 25 mph or stronger when the humidity is as low as 20 percent.