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Southern Oregon Megafire May Help Suppress Devastating Tree Disease

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 17, 2017 2 p.m. | Brookings, Oregon

Crews working the Chetco Bar wildfire had more to consider than just the flames once it spread into a quarantine zone where a disease was devastating trees.

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Growing Local In Central Oregon Isn't Easy, But Farmers Are Seeing Success

OPB | Oct. 17, 2017 7 a.m.

A growing number of small farmers are making a mark on central Oregon’s local food scene — despite the region’s challenging agricultural conditions.

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Washington's 1st Legal, Modern-Day Hemp Crop Harvested, But Needs A Buyer

Northwest News Network | Oct. 16, 2017 11:30 a.m.

The first Washington state farmer to plant the non-drug cousin of cannabis has harvested the crop. 

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Turkey's Hazelnut Bonanza Drives Down Oregon Prices

The Register-Guard | Oct. 11, 2017 9:20 a.m.

A bumper filbert (also known as hazelnuts) crop in Turkey means Oregon growers start the fall earning 18 percent less a pound than last year.

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Oregon Appeals Court Keeps Blocking Josephine County's GMO Ban

AP | Sept. 26, 2017 7:44 a.m.

The appeals court last week affirmed a lower-court decision that said a 2013 state law forbidding local action against genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, took precedence over the county's 2014 ban.

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Smoke From Wildfires Worries Northwest Winemakers, Farmers

OPB | Sept. 11, 2017 8:30 a.m.

Harvest season is in full swing in Oregon and Washington. But with wildfires burning hundreds of thousands of acres, many Pacific Northwest growers are concerned about their crops.

Agriculture | News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Fate Of Teen Suspected In Eagle Creek Fire Depends On Charges, Investigation

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 7:45 a.m.

Oregon State Police have identified a 15-year-old male from Vancouver, Washington, as a primary suspect responsible for the still-blazing Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge.

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Oregon Ducks Head To Coast To Escape Smoky Air

AP | Sept. 5, 2017 12:47 p.m.

The Oregon Ducks moved practice to the coast Tuesday to escape smoky air caused by wildfires across the state.

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NW Hazelnut Company Opens All-Solar Processing Plant In Hubbard

Statesman Journal | Sept. 2, 2017 11:34 a.m. | Hubbard, Oregon

For the last few months, the hazelnut processing plant in Hubbard has been pushing out nuts on nothing but the power of the hot, summer sun.

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Northwest Fruit Companies Dump Old Crop Apples

Capital Press | Aug. 31, 2017 2:06 p.m. | Wenatchee, Washington

Tree fruit companies are dumping some old crop apples on the ground, but probably not near the amounts they dumped two years ago.