A bill requiring Oregon farmers to pay higher overtime wages has passed a key legislative committee, though it now includes a hefty price tag that may hinder further progress.
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A key legislative budget committee has voted to authorize maximum fee increases affecting food safety, livestock and water, though some of the hikes aren’t as steep as originally proposed.
A solar project expansion approved in Oregon’s Crook County falls short of wildlife habitat mitigation requirements and must be reconsidered, according a state land use board.
Most new wells in Oregon are drilled where groundwater is already at risk of depletion, potentially aggravating conflicts among irrigators, according to state water regulators.
The infestation marks the second discovery of sudden oak death outside Oregon’s 515-square-mile quarantine area this year, after an outbreak was confirmed in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest earlier this spring.
Local hostility to solar facilities isn’t just a knee-jerk “not in my backyard” sentiment in Oregon, a state known for its rigorous protections against converting farmland to other uses.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has violated a court order by again proposing to harvest timber within a “recreation management zone” on pu…
The complaint’s allegation that FDA’s rule is scientifically arbitrary “completely misses the mark” while its legal arguments against the regulation are “baseless,” according to U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras in Washington, D.C.
The Oregon Forest Resources Institute provides education to landowners and the public about forest management but has come under fire from critics for alleged bias and lobbying on behalf of timber interests.
Though the hemp was produced under valid registrations from the Oregon Department of Agriculture, law enforcement officials claimed in a warrant that the material was marijuana, a related cannabis plant with more than 0.3% of the psychoactive compound THC.