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U.S. potato exports down in opening quarter of marketing year
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U.S. potato exports down in opening quarter of marketing year
The declines reflect the impact of retaliatory tariffs from Mexico and China while competing products from the European Union continue to reflect low prices from the 2017 crop.

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BLM Says It Plans To Pull Back On Controversial Plan To Spay Wild Mares In Oregon
Animal rights groups have criticized the procedure, calling it inhumane.
Dairy, berry producers scream for ice cream
Dairy, berry producers scream for ice cream
Oregon State University hosted its first Ice Cream Science, Technology and Supply class Nov. 6-7 at the Food Innovation Center in Portland, with support from dairy producers and berry growers.
Northwest pushing large pear crop
Northwest pushing large pear crop
Sales are lagging but prices are good as the Pacific Northwest pear industry is three months into packing and shipping a near record large fresh crop.
Oregon ranchers volunteer to test new wolf deterrence strategy
Oregon ranchers volunteer to test new wolf deterrence strategy
Ranchers Cynthia Warnock and Rodger Huffman have agreed to test a new proposal for deterring wolf attacks on livestock in Eastern Oregon, where most of the state’s wolf population resides.
Oregon Republican Rep. Greg Walden Wins 11th Term
Walden’s office has said forestry reform among his top priorities right now.
Democrats strengthen grip on Oregon Legislature
Democrats strengthen grip on Oregon Legislature
Three incumbent Republican state representatives fell Tuesday night, shifting more of the Oregon House power to Democrats.
With win, Brown looks ahead to four years
With win, Brown looks ahead to four years
In a surprisingly swift end, Gov. Kate Brown fended off state legislator many saw as the Republican’s best chance to return to the governor’s suite.
Oregonians pick a governor, weigh in on initiatives
Oregon voters will be picking a governor and deciding the fate of several high-profile measures, including one that would repeal the first-in-the nation immigrant sanctuary law.
Wild horse sterilization blocked by judge
Wild horse sterilization blocked by judge
Animal advocate groups have convinced a federal judge to block a wild horse sterilization experiment in Eastern Oregon.
Bartels Packing auction set for Dec. 11
Bartels Packing auction set for Dec. 11
A defunct Oregon beef packing company will auction off its assets on Dec. 11 after prospective buyers decide against pursuing purchase.

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