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Oregon Gray Wolves' Endangered Species Status Could Be Removed

OPB | April 24, 2015 6 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission launches the process that could lead to the removal of the gray wolf from the state's list of endangered species.

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Wash. Governor Signs Into Law Bill Providing Farm Worker Training

AP | April 24, 2015 8:04 a.m.

House Bill 1127 would set aside up to $1 million a year to train farm workers on skills such as tractor operation, horticulture and pesticide safety.

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Bill to Curtail Antibiotics Overuse Clears Key Legislative Panel

The Lund Report | April 21, 2015 7:55 p.m.

A panel of state senators on Tuesday advanced legislation to curtail the overuse of antibiotics on Oregon farm animals.

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Federal Judge Certifies Farmworker Lawsuit As Class Action

AP | April 10, 2015 7:44 a.m.

A federal judge has granted class-action status to a group of farm workers who claim that a farm company illegally denied employment to domestic workers in favor of imported guest workers.

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Boiseians Brake For Sheep During Spring Migration

OPB | April 8, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Portland

In Portland, we have goats, but in Boise, Idaho, they have sheep.

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Mt. Hood Snowpack At Record Low Ahead Of Final Measurement Thursday

OPB | April 8, 2015 11:32 a.m. | Portland

This is the time of year when mountain snowpacks are usually at their deepest. But as of last week, three quarters of Oregon’s long-term snow monitoring sites had the lowest snowpack levels on record.

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Klamath Basin Irrigators Look At Another Dry Year

AP | April 2, 2015 1:53 p.m.

With the snowpack extremely low, Klamath Basin irrigators are bracing for another dry growing season.

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Portland Begins Phasing Out City Use Of Pesticides That Hurt Bees

OPB | April 2, 2015 7:34 a.m.

The city of Portland will phase out its use of certain pesticides that may be harmful to bees and other beneficial insects.

News | Agriculture

Ore. Farmers Agree Slugs A Problem, But What To Do?

AP | March 27, 2015 7:24 a.m.

Farmers in Oregon's Willamette Valley deride slugs as slimy pests bent on munching their way through crops. But as familiar as farmers are with the mollusks, they acknowledge they're often baffled.