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Southern Oregon farmers divided on GMO bas
Farmers have different opinions when it comes to proposed ban on GMOs.

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Southern Oregon ranchers kill 500-pound black bear
The state kill permit was issued after it was determined that a yearling heifer had been killed by a bear. Two days later, on April 4, Marie Leehmann was checking the cows when a bear ran out of the herd. Her son, Ryon, shot the bear within a...
Lawsuit seeks to block sale of Oregon forest lands
The lawsuit filed in Lane County Circuit Court in Eugene, Ore., contends a 1957 law prohibits the state from selling any portion of the Elliott that previously was part of a national forest.
Mass honey bee die-off at Sherwood
Dead bees were found Sunday scattered along on Highway 99 at Sunset Boulevard near Sherwood, Ore. State Insect Pest Prevention and Management specialist Pat Mitchell says there are many theories but the state won’t know what happened until samples...
Thrips found on volunteer onions
Thrips have been found on volunteer onions in fields in Eastern Oregon and Southwestern Idaho. Researchers are advising growers to control the volunteer onions before this year's onion crop begins to emerge.
Public questions EOTEC project
Public meetings this week provided an opportunity for Umatilla County residents to get a better picture of what the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center will look like.
Crater Lake’s annual snowfall gradually declining
Crater Lake National Park averaged 460 inches of snow each year between 2000 and 2013 — much less than what the park got in the 1930s and 1940s, when the annual average was more than 600 inches.
Stripe rust find puts resistance gene in question
Researchers have found stripe rust on Kaseberg, an Oregon State University soft white wheat variety that has a stripe rust resistance gene. Further research will show whether it's a new strain of stripe rust or the resistance gene is breaking down, OSU...
‘The Virginian’ turns 80, recalls Oregon roots
‘The Virginian’ turns 80, recalls Oregon roots
Ranchers and farmers, particularly those over 50, grew up watching James Drury as "The Virginian" on television. The actor turned 80 and talked to Capital Press about growing up on his family's ranch in Salem.
Rains help east Oregon water picture
The water supply situation in eastern Oregon has improved a little because of a series of spring rainstorms, but it's still dire in certain parts.
Judge sides with Forest Service on timber sale
An environmental group has failed to stop a 2,000-acre thinning project in Oregon's Mount Hood National Forest.