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Will The Franklin's Bumblebee Ever Be Seen Again?

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 15, 2017 8:16 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The last person who found Franklin's bumblebee in the field isn’t giving up on the bee. He still makes an annual pilgrimage to Mount Ashland in hopes it will make an appearance once again.

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Oregon Growers Checking For Heat Damage To Grapes, Berries

Capital Press | Aug. 7, 2017 11:05 a.m.

Oregon berry and grape growers are watching for damage caused by unusually hot weather that settled into Western Oregon and the Portland area.

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Oregon Will Not Reconsider Morrow County Mega-Dairy Permit

Capital Press | July 28, 2017 5:02 p.m.

Despite concerns of water pollution and contamination, the agencies responsible for permitting a 30,000-cow dairy farm in Morrow County will not be reconsidering their decision.

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How Farming Inside Wildlife Refuges Is Transforming Klamath Basin Agriculture

OPB/EarthFix | July 26, 2017 7 p.m. | Tulelake, California

While controversial, the common practice of farming on the Klamath wildlife refuges has resulted in an interesting new direction for agriculture across the basin. 

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Birds Take Backseat To Fish, Farms In The Klamath Basin

OPB/EarthFix | July 24, 2017 6 a.m. | Merrill, Oregon

There’s always a bird – or 20 –  in sight at Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. But really, there should be many, many more.

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Would You Trust The Feds To Make Decisions About Your Land? | Terrestrial

KUOW | July 20, 2017 3:30 p.m. | Enterprise, Oregon

Why would a fourth-generation Oregon rancher who doesn't put much trust in the government choose to work with federal agencies to restore salmon runs on her property?

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Questionable Payments To Oregon Ranchers Who Blame Wolves For Missing Cattle

OPB/EarthFix | July 17, 2017 noon | Halfway, Oregon

Many western states pay livestock operators for cattle and sheep lost to wolves depredation. But an EarthFix investigation found Oregon is making questionable payments to ranchers.  

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Toxic Blue-Green Algae Bloom Kills 32 Cattle In Oregon

Capital Press | July 13, 2017 11:09 a.m. | Lane County, Oregon

A blue-green algae outbreak in a Lake County, Oregon, reservoir has killed 32 head of cattle.

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Northwest Wheat Harvest Starts Up, Likely A 'Bin Buster'

Northwest News Network | July 6, 2017 4:40 p.m.

Monday marked the start of the Northwest's bin-busting wheat harvest. Last year was big, but this year's wet winter and spring has poured on the yields.

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Oregon Farmers Clear The Air For Eclipse Viewers

Portland Tribune | June 29, 2017 1:54 p.m. | Salem

Farmers have agreed not to burn their fields either the weekend before the eclipse or on Monday, Aug. 21.