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Dinner At The Orchard? Oregon Bill Would Expand Cider Business Opportunities

Capital Press | April 28, 2017 12:57 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Imitating rules established for wineries, Senate Bill 677 would permit cider businesses to produce and sell their beverages, serve food and conduct other agritourism activities on-site in farm zones.

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Northwest Farmers Hoping Asparagus Will Get Growing Soon

Northwest News Network | April 27, 2017 7 p.m.

An unusually cold and wet spring has Northwest asparagus growers anxious because the crop isn't coming up.

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Professor Says WSU Violated His Academic Freedom Over Wolf Comments

OPB/EarthFix | April 27, 2017 5:15 p.m.

Wolf researcher says university forbade him from speaking to press, cut his research funding and attempted to discredit his work.

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Farmers Watch Fearfully As Trump Cracks Down On Immigration

AP | April 24, 2017 7:37 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

President Donald Trump's hard line against immigrants in the U.S. illegally has sent a chill through the nation's agricultural industry, which fears a crackdown will deprive it of the labor it needs to plant, grow and pick the crops that feed the country.

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3 Questions About Oregon's New Wolf Plan

OPB/EarthFix | April 20, 2017 2:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Oregon fish and wildlife officials are considering a revised Wolf Management Plan that would set the course for endangered gray wolves for the next half decade.

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Jury Deliberating In 1st Nevada Bundy Ranch Standoff Trial

AP | April 17, 2017 6:48 a.m. | Las Vegas

A federal jury in Nevada is deliberating the fate of six men accused of wielding assault-style rifles during cattleman Cliven Bundy's dispute with federal agents three years ago.

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Mega-Dairy Air Pollution Threat Puts Environmentalists On Alert

NWPR/EarthFix | April 11, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Boardman, Oregon

Mega-dairies are finding themselves in conflict with neighbors and environmentalists because of their contributions to air pollution.

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Oregon Officials Launch Japanese Beetle Eradication Campaign

Capital Press | April 11, 2017 11:28 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

A state ag department campaign to kill destructive Japanese beetles begins April 17 when contractors will apply a granular insecticide to lawns on 2,500 private properties in the Cedar Mill area of Washington County, just west of Portland.

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Trees Or Bees: Fruit Growers' Dilemma Over Fungicides That Threaten Pollinators

KUOW/EarthFix | April 9, 2017 11:45 p.m.

Spring is the time for the annual struggle between keeping fruit trees alive and keeping bees alive to pollinate the trees.

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EPA Won't Ban Pesticide That's Widely Used In Northwest Orchards

KUOW | April 5, 2017 12:15 p.m. | Seattle

The Environmental Protection Agency has said they will not ban an insecticide widely used on farms and orchards, including in Washington state.