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Camelina shows promise in Eastern Oregon
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Camelina shows promise in Eastern Oregon
While Eastern Oregon farmers are facing one of the tightest ever water years in their area this season, field trials at Oregon State University's Malheur County experiment station are showing that camelina could be a source of income for growers when...

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Lake Lowell water rapidly declining
Lake Lowell water rapidly declining
Farmers in southwestern Idaho have been asked to voluntarily conserve water in an effort to avoid a possible shortage at Lake Lowell near Nampa.
Poll finds Californians back smaller water bond
The survey found 51 percent of likely voters back the existing measure and 26 percent are opposed. Support grows to 59 percent for a smaller bond, but questioners did not ask what price tag respondents would accept.
California’s salmon, steelhead get help
The plans target Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon and Central Valley steelhead.
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California drought threatens to dry up farm wells
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California seeks to send message to water-wasters
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Drought persists, Oregon irrigators out of water
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Idaho growers concerned about crop heat stress
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