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City sees carbon credits as forest revenue source
City sees carbon credits as forest revenue source
Preserving forests can help store carbon and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. In turn, The Climate Trust pays forest owners such as Astoria, Ore., for the carbon credits, which are sold to companies to offset their use of...

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Teams show off potato peeling skills
Teams show off potato peeling skills
The Washington-Oregon Potato Conference kicked off its Jan. 27-29 run in Kennewick, Wash., with the first annual potato peel-off.
Medford Darigold plant to close at end of February
Darigold operates other manufacturing and processing plants in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.
Wolf survey results ease restrictions for some Oregon ranchers
Wolf survey results ease restrictions for some Oregon ranchers
The survey result gives Eastern Oregon cattle ranchers a bit more leeway in protecting livestock.
H5N1 bird flu found in Washington; little human health risk since
A wild duck tested positive for a highly pathogenic bird flu virus that combines Eurasion and North American strains.
Environmentalists protest ‘test case’ logging project
Environmentalists protest ‘test case’ logging project
Environmentalists want to stop a "test case" logging project that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management claims restores forest resilience.
Oregon’s wine industry packs a surprising economic punch
Oregon’s wine industry packs a surprising economic punch
A new study says Oregon's focus on high-quality wine has paid off in the form of a $3.3 billion economic impact.
Farmed Smart certification offers regulatory ‘safe harbor,’ leader says
Farmed Smart certification offers regulatory ‘safe harbor,’ leader says
The Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association is seeking farmers to serve as pilots for its new certification program, Farmed Smart. The certification would provide a "safe harbor" from regulatory agencies that support the program, says executive...
Psyllids decline, but overwintering concerns arise
Psyllids decline, but overwintering concerns arise
Levels of zebra chip, a crop disease in potatoes spread by potato psyllids and caused by the Liberibacter bacterium, were down signficiantly in the Pacific Northwest.
Pasteurization expected to shield hazelnut farmers
Pasteurization expected to shield hazelnut farmers
Pasteurization equipment recently installed at the Hazelnut Growers of Oregon processing facility is expected to shield suppliers from on-farm food safety regulations.
Lawmaker: Oregon farm industry vulnerable in 2015 legislature
Lawmaker: Oregon farm industry vulnerable in 2015 legislature
Speakers at the Dunn Carney law firm's annual Ag Summit provided an outlook for Oregon's upcoming legislative session.