Phelan hired to lead Oregon Aglink
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Phelan hired to lead Oregon Aglink
The new executive director wants to increase the organization’s statewide presence.

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Wet weather harms some WSU variety trials
Wet weather harms some WSU variety trials
Growers can ask to see variety test results from several locations, but the data from those sites shouldn’t be used to make planting decisions, said cereal variety testing program director Ryan Higginbotham.
USDA withdraws controversial GIPSA rules
USDA withdraws controversial GIPSA rules
Livestock and poultry groups opposing the rules say the regulations would have greatly restricted marketing opportunities and devastated their industries.
Utility scrutinized as California wildfire victims sue
The San Francisco-based utility said it would not speculate on causes of the fires and that it was cooperating with investigators.
Farms, vineyards assessing damage from wine country fires
Farms, vineyards assessing damage from wine country fires
While many vineyards were spared by the fires that have devastated California’s wine country, some wineries and other farms are beginning to pick up the pieces after being flattened by flames.
Lawsuit: Supervisor threatened to strangle state worker
The seven-page lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court seeks not less than $100,000 in damages plus attorney fees.
US agency withdraws rule aimed at protecting animal farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has killed a rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who raise chickens and hogs for the nation's largest meat processors
Inmates pitch in to help Idaho farm businesses
Inmates pitch in to help Idaho farm businesses
Six Idaho agricultural businesses that face a critical worker shortage are using state inmates to help them grow, harvest and pack farm commodities. The author of the 2014 bill that created the program hopes to expand it during the 2018 legislative...
Up in smoke: Wildfires scorch California pot crop at harvest
At least 31 marijuana farms were destroyed and many more damaged, according to the pot industry’s California Growers Association.
Washington Ecology proposes response to Hirst
Washington Ecology proposes response to Hirst
Washington Ecology requests funding to address Hirst decision
Southern Oregon megafire may help suppress devastating tree disease
Sudden oak death has had ecological as well as economic consequences for the timber and plant nursery industries.

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Phelan hired to lead Oregon Aglink
The new executive director wants to increase the organization’s statewide presence.
Lawsuit: Eastern Idaho sheep grazing threatens bighorns
The lawsuit challenges the Forest Service’s authorization of the grazing allotments in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
Growing local in Central Oregon isn’t easy, but farmers are seeing success
Suspension of Winter Water Savings opens door to recharge
Wet weather harms some WSU variety trials

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Lawsuit: Eastern Idaho sheep grazing threatens bighorns
The lawsuit challenges the Forest Service’s authorization of the grazing allotments in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
Growing local in Central Oregon isn’t easy, but farmers are seeing success
In central Oregon’s high desert climate, farmers have to take extra measures to reap a harvest.
USDA withdraws controversial GIPSA rules
Utility scrutinized as California wildfire victims sue
Lawsuit: Supervisor threatened to strangle state worker

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Lawsuit: Eastern Idaho sheep grazing threatens bighorns
The lawsuit challenges the Forest Service’s authorization of the grazing allotments in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
Growing local in Central Oregon isn’t easy, but farmers are seeing success
In central Oregon’s high desert climate, farmers have to take extra measures to reap a harvest.
Suspension of Winter Water Savings opens door to recharge
Wet weather harms some WSU variety trials
USDA withdraws controversial GIPSA rules

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Wood construction becomes sexy again
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Klamath Falls creates ag opportunities at home
Efforts by the community college and growers to introduce high school students to the opportunities that exist at home appear to be paying off.
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Thanks to all you environmentalists...
Pruitt a climate science denier

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