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Impact of labeling law on farmers debated
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Impact of labeling law on farmers debated
Opponents of mandatory labeling for foods containing genetically modified organisms say an Oregon ballot initiative would create legal risks for growers.

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Oregon governor OKs aid to fight new wildfire
The governor’s order authorizes the state fire marshal to send structural firefighters and equipment to assist local departments.
Portland’s Redd building will incubate food businesses
Portland’s Redd building will incubate food businesses
In foodie Portland, another business will help rural producers market to urban consumers.
Blackleg outbreak adds to stress of Oregon canola test
Blackleg outbreak adds to stress of Oregon canola test
The findings put an edge on a research project to determine if canola can be grown without harming other Willamette Valley crops.
Wildfire weather west of Cascades, freezing east
The National Weather Service has a red flag warning in effect in the area from Seattle through Eugene because of the danger that any fire would rapidly spread in winds of 25 mph or stronger when the humidity is as low as 20 percent.
Dam gets knocked down on Central Oregon stream
The $2 million project includes knocking down a 6-foot dam, with the expectation that will lead to restoration of a flood plain and 13 miles of fish habitat.
Body found in Silverton barn fire
The remains were found last Thursday after the fire was out and investigators started evaluating the scene.
Oregon hog farm learns to satisfy demands of urban consumers
Oregon hog farm learns to satisfy demands of urban consumers
A small Oregon hog farm finds a way into a big urban market.
Free pesticide disposal set for Eastern Oregon farmers
A first-ever free pesticide collection event for agricultural producers in Eastern Oregon will be held Oct. 22 in Ontario. There is a 500-pound limit per registrant and farmers have to pre-register.
DOL fights return of ‘hot goods’ fines
The U.S. Labor Department wants a federal judge to dismiss roughly $370,000 in counterclaims filed by farmers who were coerced into settlement deals with the agency.
Environmentalists try to block timber salvage
Environmentalists try to block timber salvage
Environmentalistis are seeking an injunction against salvage logging of burned trees in Southern Oregon, alleging harm to the threatened spotted owl.