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Small farmers may lose Oregon tax break
Small farmers may lose Oregon tax break
Opponents of the bill that would disqualify many Oregon small farms from tax breaks hope to defeat it in the Senate after it recently passed the House.

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Oregon will not suspend operations at new dairy
State agencies have rejected a request to stay the CAFO permit for Lost Valley Farm near Boardman.
Oregon ranch claims grazing prohibition encourages juniper, wildfire
Oregon ranch claims grazing prohibition encourages juniper, wildfire
An Oregon ranch claims the BLM’s decision to stop grazing in an 8,000-acre pasture will encourage juniper encroachment and wildfires.
Crop tour spotlights chickpeas as crop gains popularity
Crop tour spotlights chickpeas as crop gains popularity
The McGregor Co. hosted a plot tour of chickpeas in reply to increased acres. Farmers say the interest is due to higher chikpea prices and lower wheat prices.
Hard choices loom as farms exit Conservation Reserve Program
Hard choices loom as farms exit Conservation Reserve Program
Umatilla and Morrow county wheat farmers are facing serious questions as land is set to expire from CRP.
Chinese trade mission gets a taste of the Northwest
Chinese trade mission gets a taste of the Northwest
As the buying power of China’s middle class expands, consumers are seeking the kind of healthy and high quality food and drink produced in the Pacific Northwest.
County, Azure Farms reach agreement on weed control
County, Azure Farms reach agreement on weed control
The issue riled up a rural Oregon county and brought it unwanted attention on social media.
Judge reverses key ruling in $1.4 billion timber class action
Judge reverses key ruling in $1.4 billion timber class action
A judge has reversed a key ruling in a $1.4 billion lawsuit over Oregon’s timber management practices.
Total solar eclipse casts spotlight on rural Oregon town
Madras is predicted to be among the country’s best viewing spots because of its clear, high-desert skies.
Idaho county passes Emergency Declaration ahead of eclipse
County commissioners passed the declaration so they could ask the state for assistance in case more resources are need.
Field day offers tips for potato growers
Field day offers tips for potato growers
The Hermiston Agricultural Research and Experiment Station held its annual potato field day Wednesday.

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