Food For Thought: The Difference Between GMO And GE Foods

OPB |Oct. 02, 2014 7 a.m.

When people talk about Oregon ballot Measure 92, are "GMO" and "genetically engineered foods" interchangeable terms? It turns out, not so much. 

Living On The Line In Oregon's Poorest County

OPB |Sept. 17, 2014 midnight

In newly released Census figures, Oregon's poverty rate is more than 15 percent, the highest on the West Coast. Many of those people are working, but still struggling.

Farmers Face Severe Water Shortage In Southeastern Oregon

OPB |July 15, 2014 5:47 p.m.

Water levels in the reservoirs of Southeastern Oregon are dwindling, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Fungus Infects Willamette Valley Wheat Fields

AP |July 01, 2014 10:15 a.m.

Oregon State University experts have alerted farmers to a fungal disease in Willamette Valley wheat fields.

Does Oregon's New Right-To-Farm Law Protect Marijuana Growers?

AP |June 25, 2014 2:16 p.m.

In Southern Oregon, commissioners in Jackson County have been fielding complaints about medical marijuana grows — traffic, lights and the skunk-like smell of maturing pot.

Capital Press: GMO Ban Could Snare Conventionally Bred Crops

Capital Press |June 04, 2014 6:04 a.m.

A biotech crop ban in Oregon's Jackson County may spur lawsuits against growers of conventional crops, according to critics.

The Capital Press: Strawberry Consumers Seek Out Venerable Hoods

Capital Press |June 03, 2014 1 p.m.

It's strawberry season, and that means buyers are asking for Hoods, a variety that maintains its mystique nearly 50 years after it was introduced.

Capital Press: Washington Pesticide Illness Complaints Investigated

Capital Press |May 14, 2014 1 p.m.

Washington's department of Health and Agriculture are investigating increased complaints of pesticide drift and illnesses. An industry organization notes they are being investigated but haven't been confirmed.

Blueberry Growers Get Their Day In Court After 'Hot Goods' Ruling

OPB |April 25, 2014 3:02 p.m.

A federal judge has upheld a previous ruling throwing out settlements between the U.S. Department of Labor and two Oregon blueberry growers accused of minimum wage violations. 

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.

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