Mercury pollution may impact Oregon farm erosion rules
Mercury pollution may impact Oregon farm erosion rules
Farmers may be expected to increase erosion control efforts due to stricter mercury pollution limits in Oregon’s Willamette river basin.

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Mercury pollution may impact Oregon farm erosion rules
Farmers may be expected to increase erosion control efforts due to stricter mercury pollution limits in Oregon’s Willamette river basin.
Water use climbs in California enclaves as drought returns
Many of the biggest offenders are well-off communities, with sweeping lawns to keep alive.
New UI Extension course helps landowners manage small, rural acreage
Trespass bill backed by Idaho farm groups sent to House floor
Washington House OKs bill to move wolves

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Mercury pollution may impact Oregon farm erosion rules
Farmers may be expected to increase erosion control efforts due to stricter mercury pollution limits in Oregon’s Willamette river basin.
Beekeeper calls pollinator protection bill an overreaction
An Oregon congressman has reintroduced a bill to ban certain pesticides to protect honeybees. One of Washington’s largest beekeepers says...
Critics blast EPA for lowering Syngenta pesticide fine
Water use climbs in California enclaves as drought returns
New UI Extension course helps landowners manage small, rural acreage

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