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USDA announces grants, loans for farmworker housing
California, Washington and Oregon agencies win USDA grants and loans to build farmworker housing.

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Ballot measure campaigns rack up donations
Contributions and spending on Oregon's ballot measures continue to increase in the final week of the election campaign.
Farmer seeks to add value to his poultry
Farmer seeks to add value to his poultry
With a $200,000 USDA grant in hand and "five years of ideas" in his head, an Oregon turkey and chicken egg producer intends to jump the urban-rural divide.
Forklift certification, CORE credits offered at 2014 Ag Expo
The Willamette Valley Ag Expo will offer a variety of classes again theis year, include a session on forklift safety and CORE pesticide classes.
Removal of weed from Columbia requires review
Removal of weed from Columbia requires review
The federal government must review the removal of flowering rush, an invasive weed, under environmental laws before the plants can be yanked from new sites along the Columbia River in Oregon.
Pollinator task force backs pesticide reporting system
Pollinator task force backs pesticide reporting system
An Oregon pollinator task force has completed a report to the state legislature with proposals to improve bee health.
Tickets on sale for Dine Around Oregon dinner at Expo
Dine Around Oregon, a part of the annual Willamette Valley Ag Expo, will again spotlight Oregon-grown foods this year.
Oregon again testing per-mile road taxes
Drivers will be charged 1.5 cents a mile, with their distances tracked through one of several options, including a daily diary, GPS system or odometer device.
Commercial market for western juniper studied
Commercial market for western juniper studied
A USDA rural development grant may expand the market for juniper lumber, which might be good for threatened sage grouse.
Salvage logging begins after Oregon wildfire
BLM forester Shane Durant said the agency met National Environmental Policy Act requirements with a special exclusion that allowed timber slated for harvest on an existing sale to be salvage logged.
Princess in cockfighting case gets probation
The Walkers were arrested in 2013 after authorities said they staged at least 10 cockfighting derbies in a barn at their ranch in Irrigon, Ore., 175 miles east of Portland.