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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday the state will provide $30 million to help protect essential agricultural workers and maintain food supplies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Oregon Department of Forestry will enter wildfire season beginning June 1 in Central Oregon, 10 days earlier than last year.


State officials have confirmed that a fruit company with two Portland area facilities is the site of the large coronavirus outbreak referenced by state health officials Wednesday that infected…


Two Oregon farms are countersuing the former NORPAC cooperative for refusing to pay for 2019 crops after repeatedly assuring farmers they’d be reimbursed despite the processor’s bankruptcy.

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Gov. Kate Brown has ordered that approximately 1 million masks and 5,000 gallons of hand sanitizer be distributed to farmworkers and agricultural producers across Oregon this week.

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Baker County Circuit Judge Matt Shirtcliff is standing by his May 18 opinion that Oregon Gov. Kate Brown exceeded her legal authority in issuing executive orders related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Farwest Show, the biggest nursery and green industry wholesale show in the West, is canceled because of COVID-19.

March potato exports fell by double-digit percentages from a year ago because of  coronavirus impacts, Potatoes USA said.


SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon faces an 11% drop in revenue from the previous biennium as the coronavirus pandemic triggered a shutdown order and a consequent drop in tax payments, state economists…


SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A former state senator swept to a surprise victory in the GOP primary for Oregon's lone Republican congressional seat.

Andrew Altishin, who manages the Oregon Seed Certification Service at Oregon State University, said several experimental hemp varieties are now awaiting approval from the national Association …

West Coast sweet cherry crops appear light this year, with California halfway through harvest and Washington about to start.


Oregon, Washington and 17 other states can sue the Trump administration over revisions to the Endangered Species Act, a federal judge ruled Monday.

Farmers can start applying for $16 billion in agricultural aid on May 26, said Agriculture Secretary Sony Perdue during a Monday night virtual "rural town hall."


The odds slightly favor a La Nina forming next winter, enhancing the chances of a good Northwest snowpack, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association said Thursday.

SALEM — The Oregon Legislature is preparing to meet as early as next month at the Capitol to deal with an estimated $3 billion gap in the state budget due to the financial fallout of the coron…