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EPA water rule impact clear as mud, ag groups say
EPA water rule impact clear as mud, ag groups say
The new federal Clean Water Rule takes effect in Washington, Oregon and California, but it's surrounded by plenty of uncertainties.

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Oregon’s wine grape harvest is off to an early start, and looks good
Oregon’s wine grape harvest is off to an early start, and looks good
Oregon's wine harvest gets off to an early start, and, as usual, vineyard operators and wine makers are optimistic.
Oregon hazelnut harvest expected to increase over 2014
Oregon hazelnut harvest expected to increase over 2014
Oregon produces nearly all of U.S. hazelnuts, and growers continue to add acreage as demand from China and elsewhere increases.
Field day provides glimpse of how onion varieties fare against each other
About 100 onion growers and industry representatives attended the Oregon State University onion variety field day Aug. 25 to see how the valley's main onion varieties fared against each other.
Legal action threatened over spotted frog habitat
Legal action threatened over spotted frog habitat
Central Oregon irrigation districts worry spotted frog litigation will restrict water use. Two environmental groups have given notice they intend to sue over dam and reservoir operations on the Deschutes River.
Oregonians will get $402 million in ‘kicker’ rebates
Oregon’s kicker law is triggered when the state collects more than anticipated during a two-year budget cycle.
Official: Oregon hemp industry not what was envisioned
A state official says the current law does not work well to regulate growers, who are growing small plots, sometimes in greenhouses, with the emphasis on producing buds that contain the CBD compounds.
Monitors to gauge air quality near big Oregon wildfire
Firefighters battling the blaze spent Monday patrolling, improving and holding control lines. The Canyon Creek Complex of fires is 30 percent contained.
Seed, cereal crop meetings feature slug researcher
Seed, cereal crop meetings feature slug researcher
Penn State entomologist John Tooker will share his knowledge of the slimy pests during a series of September meetings and seminars.
Oregon ag and food exports find an expanding market in Asia
Oregon ag and food exports find an expanding market in Asia
Agricultural and food products are Oregon's third largest export sector, and experts believe it will continue to grow as Asian economies expand.
Judge says ‘no’ to motorized vehicles for juniper removal in wilderness
Judge says ‘no’ to motorized vehicles for juniper removal in wilderness
Using vehicles for juniper removal in wilderness study areas is unlawful, according to a federal judge.