Phase I of the Astoria Food Hub is expected to be completed by September or October this year, said Jared Gardner, owner of Nehalem River Ranch and a central partner in the project. His team completed their purchase of the Mason, Ehrman & Co. building in April.
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Drought plagues much of the West, but officials predict abundant water supplies this year for Pacific Northwest irrigators who rely on the Columbia River System.
Dams were a big part of salmon decline, but not all of it, a NOAA Fisheries spokesman says. "So they must be part of the solution." NOAA has looked at salmon recovery and the effects of dam breaching on fish and other aspects of the river system.
As the president of the Middle Fork Outfitters Association, I represent 27-member outfitters in Idaho that take customers from all over the wo…
Plans to reopen Oregon's second-largest dairy remain unchanged, despite the new owners — a prominent farm family based in southeast Washington — facing allegations of fraud by Tyson Foods.
Farmers in northeast Oregon have completed the second of three new water pipelines tapping into the Columbia River, part of an ambitious plan to boost the region's agricultural economy while simultaneously relieving pressure on badly stressed groundwater aquifers.
By removing four dams on the Snake River system, an Idaho congressman's concept calls for locking in remaining dams and eliminating all salmon-related litigation for 35 years. Ag leaders say the concept is a non-starter because it fails to consider the value of the barge system and wouldn't help salmon recover.
The Port of Columbia County in northwest Oregon wants to rezone 837 acres of high-value farmland for industrial development. But first, it must prove compatibility with neighboring farms, fish and wildlife.