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Slight Chance Of Rain Has Cherry Growers, Pickers Frantic

Northwest News Network | June 22, 2016 9:30 p.m.

Rain is important to a crop's growth, but if it comes at the wrong time, rain can potentially ruin an entire lot.

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Growers Happy With Quality Of Early Oregon Berry Crops

Capital Press | June 16, 2016 11:24 a.m.

Record rain over the winter and unseasonable heat waves interspersed with stretches of cool days have posed some puzzles for Oregon growers as they harvest crops that have a combined annual farmgate value of nearly $200 million.

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High Temperatures Put Eastern Oregon Wheat Harvest At Risk

East Oregonian | June 9, 2016 12:06 p.m.

Eastern Oregon wheat fields are already turning shades of amber in the wake of unusually warm weather that kicked off the month of June.

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Oregon Farmers Win Radish Seed Lawsuit

Capital Press | June 9, 2016 9:05 a.m.

Oregon farmers have prevailed in a legal dispute with a bank over the ownership of radish seed they’d grown but hadn’t been paid for.

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Early Northwest Cherry Harvest Sets May Record

AP | June 6, 2016 8:30 a.m. | Yakima, Washington

The earliest cherries were shipped on May 20, much earlier than in past years: Five years ago, the first cherries weren't shipped until June 15.

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Vegan Fish Food: The Holy Grail Of Trout Farming

Northwest News Network | June 3, 2016 7 p.m.

"Vegan" rainbow trout will be the hot topic at this year's International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Nervous Farmers, Thrill-Seeking Kayakers Chase Dwindling Northwest Water

Northwest News Network | June 3, 2016 7 p.m.

Early this winter, skiers in the Northwest were excited. But then after about Christmas things turned dour. The once-epic snowpack is now long gone.

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Oregon Timber Grower Complains Of Helicopter Herbicide Spraying

EarthFix | May 27, 2016 7 p.m. | Portland

There’s a new complaint about exposure from a helicopter spraying weed killer on Oregon forestland. This time, it's from a fellow timber grower and former member of the Oregon Board of Forestry.  

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Climate Activists Arrested For Camping On Train Tracks Along Puget Sound

KUOW/EarthFix | May 16, 2016 8:39 a.m. | Anacortes, Washington

Fifty-two people were arrested Sunday after camping out on train tracks that service oil refineries in northern Puget Sound. They were among hundreds of activists who demonstrated against fossil fuels in Anacortes, Washington. 

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UW Fisheries Professor Targeted By Greenpeace Over Industry Funding

OPB/EarthFix | May 12, 2016 6 p.m. | Portland

University of Washington fisheries professor Ray Hilborn is facing accusations from the environmental group Greenpeace about conflicts of interest and failures to disclose industry funding in some of his research.