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California vineyard spills nearly 100K gallons of red wine

HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — More than 97,000 gallons of red wine spilled from a tank at a vineyard in Sonoma County and eventually leaked int… Read more

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California's monarch butterflies critically low for 2nd year

The count of the orange-and-black insects recorded about 29,000 butterflies in its annual survey. Read more

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California dairy farmers in quandary over quota

A new realization of cost and return is threatening the future of quota. Read more

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Cows at a California dairy. Farmers are debating the value of the state’s quota system. Read more

Nearly 100 beehives stolen from northern California orchard

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the theft of nearly 100 beehives from an orchard in northern California. Read more

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Washington bill likens salmon to 4th branch of government

Tribal-treaty rights make salmon akin to a fourth branch of government in Washington, and fish recovery should guide farming near water, and rural and economic development, according to a bill introduced by Democratic state Rep. Debra Lekanoff. Read more

Nation & World

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Agriculture applauds new WOTUS rule

The new rule replaces the controversial Obama-era regulation that greatly expanded federal jurisdiction over surface water. Read more

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Despite trade deal, Farm Bureau doesn't want subsidies ceased

American Farm Bureau Federation has decided to continue its support for agriculture subsidies intended to relieve tariff impacts. Read more

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Experts: Federal judges are Trump's legacy to farming

Reshaping the federal judiciary will likely be remembered as one of Trump’s most enduring contributions to agriculture, according to speakers at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention in Austin, Texas. Read more

Ag Sectors

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Klamath County equine refuge takes in more horses

CHILOQUIN, Ore. — A Klamath County equine refuge has taken in 18 additional horses from a Klamath Falls horse sanctuary set to dissolve. Read more

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Cattle inventories high, demand keeps pace

Cattle numbers are at their peak and expected stable in 2020. Read more

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Log prices expected to stabilize, experts say

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Log markets probably won’t fluctuate as wildly in 2020 as during the past few years, but the Northwest timber industry c… Read more

Opinion

Letter: Get ready for coming cold period

We are conditioned, threatened and shamed to accept many falsities and fail to do the research. The most destructive issue facing us now is… Read more

Letter: State shorts counties on taxes

You, the taxpayer, are paying the price, whether you live in the city or the country. Read more

Editorial: Exempt ag from corporate activity tax

Since it was passed by the Oregon Legislature last year as part of its education reform package, we’ve been hearing producers and vendors e… Read more

Upcoming Events

Rough Rider Roundup Special Needs Western Day & Rodeo

Rough Rider Roundup is an inclusive, family-friendly outdoor event designed for the special needs c… Read more

Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association Trade Show

This is the annual meeting and trade show of the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association. Read more

Agriculture Transportation Coalition Annual Meeting

This is the largest gathering of agriculture and forest products professionals in the U.S. Read more

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