CULVER, Ore. — In 1947, young Dwight Macy, finding his family’s Idaho farm too small to support both himself and his siblings, moved across the border to Oregon.

Growing up in Salinas — the “Salad Bowl of California” — Rudy Jimenez was confronted with a choice by his father, who had been working on farms for 30 years: either go to school, or you are go…

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Grass seed growers had to scramble last year when the true armyworm launched a surprise attack first noticed during harvest. Standing crops and those in windrows did not suffer, but the worms,…

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Rodney Cheyne remembers driving the family tractor as a 5-year-old. He was in the eighth grade when he leased 11 acres to grow hay and began doing custom haying. A year l…

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SUVER, Ore. — If necessity is the mother of invention, then Garth Mulkey is its great-great grandson. Mulkey is a fourth-generation seed grower who farms nearly 1,000 acres south of Monmouth.

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JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Randy Henderson started farming as a hobby while he was teaching biology at Willamette High School in nearby Eugene. He said it was a means of earning an additional incom…

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SALEM, Ore. — The West’s native meadowfoam oil, once obscure, has become an international beauty queen, finding its way into dozens of cosmetic products. The dramatic carpet of white flowers t…

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JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Hentze Family Farm has been in the Junction City area for 116 years and four generations. Brother and sister Gordon Hentze and Karen McEldowney-Hay grew up on the farm an…

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When you talk to Don Wirth of Saddle Butte Seeds near Shedd, Ore., it doesn’t take long to hear the frustration he has with the 90 percent of the growers who underestimate the value of cover crops.

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BORING, Ore. — Social media doesn’t come naturally to most farmers. But farms — especially farms that depend on direct sales to restaurants and consumers — might be uniquely poised to benefit …