East Oregonian: Drone Rules Up In The Air

East Oregonian | April 11, 2014 6:18 a.m.

Farmers can generally fly drones on their own property without trouble from the federal government, but they're operating in a regulatory gray area, experts say.

Board Recommends Drought Declaration For Jackson County

OPB | April 08, 2014 3:46 p.m.

A state advisory board is recommending that Oregon Governor Kitzhaber approve an emergency drought declaration in Jackson County.  That request came at a meeting today in Salem of the Oregon Drought Council and the state water availability board.

Oregon Brewers React To Proposed Rules On Spent Grain

OPB | April 03, 2014 3:10 p.m.

Oregon brewers are speaking out about a proposal from the Food and Drug Administration that would put new restrictions on the long-standing practice of using spent grain as animal feed. 

Drones May Take Off With Interest In 'Precision Ag'

OPB | April 02, 2014 4:10 p.m.

In McMinnville, the Evergreen Air and Space Museum is playing host to the first-ever Oregon Precision Farming Expo.

Ag Industry Rallies To Defeat Jackson County Anti-GMO Measure

Jefferson Public Radio | April 01, 2014 1:08 p.m.

A campaign that aims to make Jackson County the first to ban growing GMO crops has atracted attention – and money – from around the state, and across the nation.

Jackson County Declares A Drought

OPB | March 20, 2014 11:34 a.m.

Jackson County officials are asking Governor John Kitzhaber to approve an emergency drought declaration for the county.

Crook County Seeks Emergency Drought Declaration

OPB | March 10, 2014 3:11 p.m.

A state advisory board is asking Oregon Governor Kitzhaber to approve an emergency drought declaration in Crook County.

Census Of Agriculture Shows Fewer Oregon Farms

OPB | Feb. 20, 2014 4:41 p.m.

New statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show the number of working farms in Oregon shrank by more than 8 percent between 2007 and 2012.

Farm Bill Cuts Food Stamps, Boosts Specialty Crop Funding

OPB | Feb. 04, 2014 3:24 p.m.

Oregon Democrats Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden were among the 68 Senators who helped pass the five-year, trillion-dollar farm bill at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday.

Farm Bill's Passage Could Be Widely Felt In Oregon

OPB | Jan. 29, 2014 12:41 p.m.

A long-awaited version of the farm bill passed by the U.S. House Wednesday morning could have wide ranging effects here in Oregon. 

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