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Onion virus pressure not as severe as last year
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Onion virus pressure not as severe as last year
Onion growers in southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon haven't had near the pressure from iris yellow spot virus this year as they did in 2013. Industry experts say that could have something to do with farmers spraying earlier and more often in 2014.

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Grant will fund onion promotion in Mexico, Latin America
Grant will fund onion promotion in Mexico, Latin America
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Wyden weighs ideas to reduce wildfire costs
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Camelina shows promise in Eastern Oregon
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Steam Up commemorates early equipment
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Hot weather ripens fruits, vegetables early
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