Oregon ag operations move to gain ‘B Corp’ certification
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Oregon ag operations move to gain ‘B Corp’ certification
Certification means businesses have pledged to treat workers fairly and to be mindful of their impact on the environment and their communities.

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Oregon National Guard heads to wildfire near Crater Lake
Over 100 Oregon National Guard members are deploying to southern Oregon to fight a fire near Crater Lake as the state endures peak wildfire season, less than a week before the eclipse
Drama closes US trial: Bundy case defense lawyers stay mute
Each defendant could face decades in prison if convicted. Six other defendants are slated for trial next year.
Loans stable despite falling farm incomes
Loans stable despite falling farm incomes
The Farm Credit System is reporting the same volume of impaired loans as several years ago despite much lower farm incomes.
Comments sought on Idaho plan to regulate water pollution
Idaho officials seek to shift control of permitting and enforcement aspects under the federal Clean Water Act to the state.
Temp farmworkers who claim they were mistreated leaving US
About two dozen temporary farmworkers who claim they were mistreated by a Washington farm are getting ready to leave for Mexico
Energy Secretary Rick Perry visits Hanford reservation
Hanford for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons, and now is engaged in a massive cleanup of nuclear wastes.
‘Zero’ chance of Colorado River water shortage in 2018
January water levels at Lake Mead are expected to be 8 feet above the point that triggers a drought-shortage declaration
Biotech company studies GMO clover
Biotech company studies GMO clover
Genetically engineered white clover is being field tested by a biotech developer to study improving forage digestibility in livestock.
Large apple crop, higher returns predicted
Large apple crop, higher returns predicted
Washington expects another large apple crop but sales may improve with fewer Red Delicious and smaller crops in Europe, Mexico and Canada.
Settlement reached in Duarte Clean Water Act lawsuit
Settlement reached in Duarte Clean Water Act lawsuit
Farmer John Duarte has agreed to pay $330,000 in civil penalties and purchase $770,000 worth of mitigation credits to resolve a federal lawsuit after he was accused of plowing wetlands on his property in Tehama County, Calif.

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Oregon ag operations move to gain ‘B Corp’ certification
Certification means businesses have pledged to treat workers fairly and to be mindful of their impact on the environment and their communities.
Wolves suspected in another NE Oregon attack
State wildlife managers are investigating whether another calf was killed by wolves.
WSDA nips gypsy moth outbreak in the bush
Analysis recommends smokejumper base remain in Methow Valley
Oregon National Guard heads to wildfire near Crater Lake

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Analysis recommends smokejumper base remain in Methow Valley
A new analysis is recommending that Washington's only smokejumper base remain in the Methow Valley, considered the birthplace of smokejumping
Oregon National Guard heads to wildfire near Crater Lake
Over 100 Oregon National Guard members are deploying to southern Oregon to fight a fire near Crater Lake as the state endures peak wildfire season,...
Drama closes US trial: Bundy case defense lawyers stay mute
Loans stable despite falling farm incomes
Comments sought on Idaho plan to regulate water pollution

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Wolves suspected in another NE Oregon attack
State wildlife managers are investigating whether another calf was killed by wolves.
WSDA nips gypsy moth outbreak in the bush
An outbreak of gypsy moths in Washington makes spring spraying likely
Analysis recommends smokejumper base remain in Methow Valley
Oregon National Guard heads to wildfire near Crater Lake
Drama closes US trial: Bundy case defense lawyers stay mute

Opinion

We’re still waiting for those better trade deals
It’s fair to ask what happens next in negotiating new trade agreements, and when will it happen?
Oregon’s growing marijuana problem
Oregon’s marijuana law has created questions that have landed in the laps of the Legislature and the courts, which will be sorting through...
Renewable Fuel Standard should be protected
Backing agriculture and the rural economy
Lack of capital budget impacts conservation districts

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