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Harvest links Oregon farmers to flour mills of Asia
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Harvest links Oregon farmers to flour mills of Asia
In Oregon's Columbia Basin counties, dryland wheat is the only crop option. But those sparsely populated counties have a simple focus: "Feed the world."

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Boise Farmers Market vendors have no regrets about 2013 split
Boise Farmers Market vendors have no regrets about 2013 split
Farm vendors at the Boise Farmers Market say they have no regrets over their split from Idaho's largest farmers market four seasons ago and that vendors at both markets are co-existing well.
East Idaho fairgoers prove their ag knowledge
East Idaho fairgoers prove their ag knowledge
The Bannock County Farm Bureau Women's Committee hosted an agricultural trivia competition to demonstrate agriculture's diversity to those in attendance at the Bannock County Fair.
Test of time: Almanacs celebrate milestone anniversaries
The Farmers’ Almanac, based in Maine, is celebrating its 200th edition this month, and in New Hampshire, The Old Farmer’s Almanac marks its 225th anniversary.
Living history: Farms, ranches have varied backgrounds
A look at the 11 farms and ranches honored this year as century and sequicentennial farms.
Farmer seeks $50,000 in Oregon land use dispute
Farmer seeks $50,000 in Oregon land use dispute
Oregon farmer John Gilmour seeks to recover more than $50,000 in attorney fees after prevailing in a lawsuit over his straw-compressing facility.
George Francis Horning, farmer and veteran, dies at age 92
George Francis Horning, farmer and veteran, dies at age 92
He was a farmer, a World War II veteran, a devoted husband and beloved father and grandfather.
Ballet group dances down on the farm
The idea for the farm-based ballet grew out of a summer class the dancers took outdoors with Chatch Pregger, a professional dancer-turned-teacher at Spotlight Vermont, a performing arts school.
Army Corps downplays value of prime farmland in Washington
Army Corps downplays value of prime farmland in Washington
The Army Corps of Engineers calls the loss of 800 acres of prime farmland in Western Washington 'insignificant.'
This Year’s Perseid Meteor Shower Will Be Exceptional
The best place to see the meteor shower is in rural areas, away from city lights.
Mounted shooting demo stirs interest in the sport
Mounted shooting is regarded as the fastest growing equine sport in the world, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association.

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