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Researchers work to help growers with FDA rules
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Researchers work to help growers with FDA rules
The FDA's proposed produce safety rule is complex but a lot of groups are gearing up to help farmers wade through them, a researcher told Idaho growers. He also said most farmers won't have a problem meeting the rule's irrigation water standards.

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Oregon blueberry growers set sights on S.E. Asia
Oregon blueberry growers set sights on S.E. Asia
Bryan Ostlund, administrator of the Oregon Blueberry Commission, reported making progress toward opening the Philippines and Vietnam to importing fresh blueberries during a recent trade mission.
Recount likely on Oregon GMO labeling measure
With a margin of less than 1,500 votes, it appears an automatic recount is likely in the campaign over Measure 92, a ballot initiative that would require labeling of many genetically modified foods sold in grocery stores. "No" votes still lead "yes"...
Farm Bureau moves to new building
Farm Bureau moves to new building
The Oregon Farm Bureau has moved into its new headquarters in Salem.
GMO alfalfa growers challenge Oregon county’s ban
GMO alfalfa growers challenge Oregon county’s ban
Oregon alfalfa farmers have challenged a county ban on genetically modified organisms based on the state's right to farm law.
Report: Unauthorized immigrants growing in Idaho
California has the most unauthorized immigrants, at 2.4 million, according to a new report. Idaho was one of seven states whose unauthorized population increased. Washington's population of unauthorized immigrants remained stable and Oregon's population...
Two farms ask court to end Oregon county’s GMO crop ban
Jackson County voters approved the ban in May. The lawsuit claims the GMO ban conflicts with state law and will require farmers to destroy crops they have already planted and grown for sale.
Oregon’s the secret for Swedish Gin
Many craft distillers had tried aging gin in oak barrels and old whiskey casks, but juniper barrels give a distinctive bite.
Baker County ranchers sign  sage grouse pact
Baker County ranchers sign sage grouse pact
The Baker County ranch is the first, and maybe the last, to sign an individual sage grouse agreement with the federal wildlife agency.
Wolves split from pack, form new pair in Eagle Cap Wilderness
Wolves split from pack, form new pair in Eagle Cap Wilderness
The wolves have paired up in the Eagle Cap Wilderness of Eastern Oregon.
Asia, South America key for PNW soft white wheat exports
Asia, South America key for PNW soft white wheat exports
Growth in Pacific Northwest wheat export markets will come with patience, an analyst tells producers at annual convention.