Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups
report says EPA’s Region 10, which includes Idaho, Oregon and Washington, had stopped or slowed work at 49 Superfund sites.

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Small tornado damages dairy farm in Oregon
Authorities say a reported funnel cloud damaged buildings at a dairy farm southeast of Salem in the area of Lacomb, Oregon
ODA: ‘Right to farm’ law protects hemp growers
ODA: ‘Right to farm’ law protects hemp growers
Oregon county’s don’t have authority to regulate hemp production because it’s considered a crop under land use laws.
Review board signs off on quota proposal
Review board signs off on quota proposal
California’s quota system came about in the late 1960s as a means to compensate milk producers selling into the higher Class I market and gain their support for establishing the state marketing order.
Stormy blossom leads to smaller navel orange crop
Stormy blossom leads to smaller navel orange crop
Growers are expected to harvest 70 million cartons this season, down from the 75 million produced in the 2016-17 season, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Oregon’s organic industry honors its own at awards luncheon
Oregon’s organic industry honors its own at awards luncheon
A keynote speaker urges organic producers to step up and get more involved in research and legislation.
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument’s future remains cloudy
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument’s future remains cloudy
A leaked Trump administration report doesn’t contain many specifics regarding changes to Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
More water bonds may be put before California voters in 2018
More water bonds may be put before California voters in 2018
Initiatives slated for the June and November 2018 ballots would propose a combined $12.4 billion in water and parks bonds, including a former Natural Resources Agency official’s $8.9 billion proposal for such projects as repairs to the Friant-Kern...
East Idaho high school students partner on forage research
East Idaho high school students partner on forage research
Snake River High School’s summer agriculture class is partnering with the Bingham County Soil and Water Conservation District on research into new grass varieties to plant in the region.
Cattleman calls for local management of wolves
Cattleman calls for local management of wolves
Justin Hedrick, a Laurier, Wash., rancher and president of the Stevens County Cattlemen’s Association, wants local sheriffs to manage wolves.
Dairy prices remain unsettled
Dairy prices remain unsettled
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.

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Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups
report says EPA’s Region 10, which includes Idaho, Oregon and Washington, had stopped or slowed work at 49 Superfund sites.
Live In Oregon? Equifax Doesn’t Have To Tell You If Your Data Was Compromised
Equifax stated that 1,721,725 Oregonians were “potentially impacted” by the data breach.
Small tornado damages dairy farm in Oregon
ODA: ‘Right to farm’ law protects hemp growers
Review board signs off on quota proposal

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Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups
report says EPA’s Region 10, which includes Idaho, Oregon and Washington, had stopped or slowed work at 49 Superfund sites.
Live In Oregon? Equifax Doesn’t Have To Tell You If Your Data Was Compromised
Equifax stated that 1,721,725 Oregonians were “potentially impacted” by the data breach.
NW wheat exports rebound from last year
Small tornado damages dairy farm in Oregon
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument’s future remains cloudy

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Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups
report says EPA’s Region 10, which includes Idaho, Oregon and Washington, had stopped or slowed work at 49 Superfund sites.
Live In Oregon? Equifax Doesn’t Have To Tell You If Your Data Was Compromised
Equifax stated that 1,721,725 Oregonians were “potentially impacted” by the data breach.
Small tornado damages dairy farm in Oregon
Review board signs off on quota proposal
Stormy blossom leads to smaller navel orange crop

Opinion

Obama not to blame for forest management
I see absolutely no evidence that any particular administration “decided that federal forests were off-limits to logging” as you...
Plan reduced NW forest management
We need to manage our federal forests on a landscape or watershed scale by treatments that alter continuous fuel patterns and provide improved...
Congress has already passed an immigration law
Organic program needs leader who will protect farmers, consumers
Manage forests, or watch them burn

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Center trains Northwest vintners
Eighteen years ago, Chemeketa Community College established its Northwest Wine Studies Center in the Eola Hills west of Salem. Since then, its...
Holesinsky Winery grows in Magic Valley
The winery released a unique bottle called Blackout for the solar eclipse.
Queen of the vine: Betty O’Brien
Walla Walla Vintners a Washington pioneer
Vineyard produces rootstock for other vineyards