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Government kills cormorants to protect Columbia River salmon
The goal is to reduce the colony from about 14,000 breeding pairs to 5,600 pairs by 2018.

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Newsletter helps grass seed growers keep tabs on ergot
Newsletter helps grass seed growers keep tabs on ergot
Detection of ergot spores in grass seed crops can help growers minimize the disease’s yield impact and avoid unnecessary fungicide applications.
Train-the-trainer IPM workshops set
Train-the-trainer IPM workshops set
Researchers are planning two three-day workshop on integrated pest management.
Governor declares drought in 8 Oregon counties
Gov. Kate Brown has taken steps to get aid to counties hit by drought.
No-spray buffer requirement added to pesticide bill
No-spray pesticide buffers were included in a package of Oregon legislation recently.
GMO mediation bill encounters opposition
GMO mediation bill encounters opposition
A bill that would encourage mediation over GMO conflicts in Oregon is now facing opposition after initially facing no controversy.
Wandering wolf leaves Malheur County for Grant County
Wandering wolf leaves Malheur County for Grant County
A lone wolf that took up residence in Malheur County for more than five weeks has moved West into Grant County.
Report calls for investment in ‘Ag of the Middle’
Report calls for investment in ‘Ag of the Middle’
A study by Ecotrust, a Portland non-profit, says a more cohesive regional food system will support middle-size producers.
Judge questions whether ‘right to farm’ covers GMOs
Oregon farmers contesting a county's ban on GMOs were in court Wednesday to argue that the ordinance is prohibited by the state's "right to farm" law.
Blackleg continues to spread in Willamette Valley
Blackleg continues to spread in Willamette Valley
An Oregon State University scientist is finding the disease in a “patchwork” pattern in Oregon's Willamette Valley.
Rule proposed to head off ‘blackleg epidemic’
The newly proposed rule would require that growers also apply to the department for an inspection and cover a portion of the program’s cost at a rate of $6.50 an acre. Each acre would need to be inspected twice, once early in the growing season...