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Low Water In Detroit Lake Sparks Concern, Meeting

Statesman Journal | July 18, 2016 9:33 a.m.

For the second year in a row, low water in Detroit Lake is likely to affect recreation and tourism in the Santiam Canyon.

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Fierce Predators Could Be Northwest's Most Effective Fruit Protectors

Northwest News Network | July 15, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Over orchards and vineyards across the Northwest, European starlings are eating fruit to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. And when...

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Grants Aim To Boost Idaho Wine Industry

Capital Press | July 14, 2016 10 a.m.

The Idaho Wine Commission has been approved for two grants totaling about $118,000 to promote Idaho wines and educate grape growers and winemakers.

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Investigators Find No Evidence Of Chemical Drift In Forest Spray Complaint

OPB/EarthFix | July 8, 2016 4:45 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture says it found no evidence of chemical drift after responding to an exposure complaint from a former member of Oregon’s Board of Forestry.  

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Oregon Judge Orders $50,000 In Fines, License Suspension For Pesticide Sprayer

OPB/EarthFix | July 7, 2016 3:45 p.m. | Portland

An Oregon judge has ordered more than $50,000 in fines and a one-year license suspension for a pesticide spraying company that violated worker protection laws and disregarded a stop-spraying order.  

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Irrigation District Accused Of Cheating Oregon Farmers

Capital Press | July 5, 2016 7:37 a.m.

Several growers in Northeast Oregon are accusing the Westland Irrigation District of cheating them out of water to benefit larger farms.

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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.