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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group of retired foresters backed by the timber industry filed three initiative petitions this week looking to counter what they say are "radical anti-forestry ballot i…

The public comment period has been extended by 15 days for the Deschutes River Habitat Conservation Plan, a potentially landmark document that will impact how water is used in the Deschutes Ri…

PENDLETON — Pendleton High School agriculture teacher Kylee Hunt can share various chapters of her family’s stories with three buckets of dirt.

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Farmers in Eastern Oregon are optimistic about the size and quality of this year's potato crop, despite cold weather during harvest that can lead to issues with starch content and bruising.

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More than 3,000 acres of farmland along the Columbia River in Oregon will be auctioned off as a timber investment firm discontinues growing poplar trees.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service released their annual brochure of facts and figures about Oregon agriculture on Oct. 31, including crop p…

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Pesticides could be sprayed within 100 feet of passersby under a proposed federal rule that responds to complaints by farm groups but would conflict with Washington and Oregon’s current regulations.

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Alyssa Mahaney has a toolbox full of non-lethal methods and strategies that she wants to share with livestock producers in hopes of reducing conflicts between predators and ra…

SALEM — The next session of the Oregon Legislature is expected to begin the way the last one ended, with a dramatic clash between Democrats and Republicans over the future of carbon emissions.

The Oregon Wine Council formed Oct. 24, with a 13-member board of directors including winemakers and vintners from the Willamette Valley to Southern Oregon. Members say they have not been well…

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Importers and custom authorities in China are working to try to buy more Washington apples, the Washington Apple Commission says. Reports continue of a possible U.S.-China trade deal.

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Oregon’s Deschutes County must reconsider its denial of a 36,000-square-foot indoor marijuana facility on farmland due to its close proximity to “youth activity centers.”

The controversial approval of a gravel quarry on forestland in Oregon’s Lane County has been blocked and must be reconsidered due to a procedural error.

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rep. Greg Walden, the lone Republican in Oregon's congressional delegation, won't seek reelection to a 12th term, throwing a huge district covering a conservative part of th…

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An attorney for NORPAC Foods believes the bankrupt processor’s assets may be divided among several buyers if farm entrepreneur Frank Tiegs refuses to buy most of them.

PHILOMATH, Ore. — Although he grew up on an Iowa soybean and seed farm, John Eveland never thought he’d be a farmer. It wasn’t until he started to work at a vegetarian restaurant in Corvallis,…

Rogue River Blue, an artisan blue cheese made by Rogue Creamery in Central Point, Ore., was crowned the world's best cheese by a panel of 260 judges from 25 countries at the annual competition…

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The tradition of going to the pumpkin patch can be both an educational and a memory-making experience for kids and families. It also connects the public to farming and agricul…

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NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Tens of millions of voracious purple sea urchins that have already chomped their way through towering underwater kelp forests in California are spreading north to Oregon, …

JOSEPH – In his third year of growing hemp in Wallowa County, Shane Kimball is getting high — a high yield, high profits with a high-elevation crop. But the crop doesn’t give the kind of high …

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Citing regulatory and environmental problems, farm entrepreneur Frank Tiegs has pulled out of his planned $155.5 million takeover of the bankrupt NORPAC Foods processing company.

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Faced with climate change, a growing population and aging infrastructure, the state of Oregon is reaching out to local communities for ideas to ensure clean and abundant water supplies over th…

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Odds modestly favor above-average temperatures in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Northern California this winter, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center…

JOSEPH, Ore. — A fix for the aging Wallowa Lake Dam is on the horizon with $14 million from the state of Oregon and a series of stakeholder meetings on the calendar.

Pesticide levels in some key Oregon waterways have dropped to a fraction of their former concentrations due to changes voluntarily adopted by farmers, according to environmental regulators.

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Federal agencies want to require seed imports to first be quarantined at centralized exam stations before being delivered to Oregon warehouses, alarming the state’s seed industry.