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Moss Greenhouses bloom from humble roots
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Moss Greenhouses bloom from humble roots
The operation began in 1952, stemming from an orchid hobby and a makeshift hothouse on the back of the family home.

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Gardening’s benefits jibe with today’s emphasis on wellness
A trend toward outdoor living has blossomed in landscape design, and is also health-related.
Cherry blossoms, tulips and lilacs: Flower festival time
Cherry blossoms, tulips and lilacs: Flower festival time
We're coming up on cherry blossom festivals, tulip time and lilac season. Here's a look at some of the places around the United States with connections to a few other countries where spring flowers are celebrated.
Idaho farm groups help defeat ‘poisonous plants’ bill
Idaho farm groups help defeat ‘poisonous plants’ bill
A bill that would have required “poisonous” labels on all plants for sale in Idaho that could make humans or animals sick if ingested will not get a public hearing.
ODA doubles down on efforts to eradicate Japanese beetles
ODA doubles down on efforts to eradicate Japanese beetles
The Oregon Department of Agriculture will host a pair of public meetings to discuss year two of its Japanese beetle eradication efforts.
New immigration bill would create ‘chaos,’ ag leader says
New immigration bill would create ‘chaos,’ ag leader says
The leader of one agricultural association says a U.S. House bill aimed at immigration reform and a DACA fix would create chaos for farmers and workers. Other ag groups don’t comment.
For tree farmers, season lasts beyond the holidays
ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: For tree farmers, season lasts beyond the holidays
Researchers developing tools to track harmful bacteria
Researchers developing tools to track harmful bacteria
Oregon State University researchers are tracking tiny DNA molecules that turn the bacteria rhodococcus from its beneficial form to harmful form in nursery plants.
Oregon agriculture wary of ‘cap-and-invest’ energy plan
Oregon agriculture wary of ‘cap-and-invest’ energy plan
Farmers may pursue new revenue streams under Oregon’s “cap-and-invest” carbon regulation proposal but they’d also likely pay more for key
Wisconsin will likely have enough Christmas trees this year
Wisconsin tree farmers say they'll have enough Christmas trees to meet demand this year, despite evergreen shortages in other parts of the country
Nursery association honors government, agency backers
Nursery association honors government, agency backers
The state’s nursery and greenhouse industry is one of Oregon’s top agricultural sectors.

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