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Governor declares drought in third Oregon county
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Governor declares drought in third Oregon county
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a drought emergency Thursday in Harney County.

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Environmental groups challenge Oregon timber sale over voles
Environmental groups challenge Oregon timber sale over voles
Environmental groups are suing to stop a logging project in the Umpqua National Forest to protect a species of rodent called the red tree vole, which serves as prey for the threatened northern spotted owl.
Agencies warn of cougars following fatal attack on cyclist
Population growth in Oregon has brought more humans into contact with the big cats.
Pest alerts on rise following mild winter
Pest alerts on rise following mild winter
More, and earlier, activity noted this year, extension educator says.
Oregon AgLink auction and dinner moving to Salem
Oregon AgLink auction and dinner moving to Salem
Oregon Aglink has announced it will move its annual Denim and Diamonds auction and dinner from Portland to Salem.
PNW sweet cherry forecast down 22.7 percent
PNW sweet cherry forecast down 22.7 percent
The Pacific Northwest fresh, sweet cherry forecast is down 22.7 percent from last year’s record crop due to poor blossom pollination in the spring. It should mean better prices and the industry is hoping for a turnaround on Chinese tariffs.
Oregon farm seeks $2.5 million for wrong strawberries
Oregon farm seeks $2.5 million for wrong strawberries
A lawsuit filed by Townsend Farms of Fairview, Ore., claims a California nursery caused $2.5 million in damages by delivering the wrong cultivar of strawberry plants.
Oregon lawmakers mull preventing ‘too big to fail’ livestock operations
Oregon lawmakers mull preventing ‘too big to fail’ livestock operations
Regulatory problems at Lost Valley Farm, a controversial Oregon dairy, prompted a recent legislative hearing about the situation.
Don Kruse, well-known Oregon farmer, dies at age 87
Don Kruse, well-known Oregon farmer, dies at age 87
“Farming was his life,” his son says of Don Kruse.
Ruling: Marijuana potential doesn’t prevent rezone
Ruling: Marijuana potential doesn’t prevent rezone
The potential for marijuana cultivation doesn’t render a property with poor soils suitable for agriculture, according to Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals.
Oregon pursuing legal options to stop dairy violations
Lost Valley Farm allegedly started violating its environmental and agricultural permits within months of opening.

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