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Ore. Farmers Agree Slugs A Problem, But What To Do?

AP | March 27, 2015 7:24 a.m.

Farmers in Oregon's Willamette Valley deride slugs as slimy pests bent on munching their way through crops. But as familiar as farmers are with the mollusks, they acknowledge they're often baffled.

Environment | Agriculture | Science | Land

5 Things You Should Know About The WHO Saying Roundup Could Cause Cancer

Harvest Public Media | March 25, 2015 2:30 p.m.

Here are five things you should know about the World Health Organization's report that the active ingredient in Monsanto’s  Roundup herbicide is probably capable of causing cancer in humans.

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Residents Raise A Stink About Tillamook's 'Dairy Air'

OPB | March 20, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Portland

Some Oregon cities will always have that distinct smell, some in "dairy air" Tillamook think the stink should go.

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State Supreme Court Hears Case About Ag Worker Rest Breaks

AP | March 17, 2015 7:08 a.m.

The state Supreme Court is hearing a case about whether farmers are required to pay farmworkers additional money for rest breaks.

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Oregon Wine Industry Emerges As A Mighty Ag Force

AP | March 14, 2015 10:30 a.m.

Although tiny compared to California and smaller than neighboring Washington, Oregon's vineyards and wineries have carved out a niche that is economically, aesthetically and socially successful.

Sustainability | Agriculture | News

Apple Maggots Threaten Spokane Yard Waste Recycling

AP | March 2, 2015 7:26 a.m.

A new rule to protect Washington apple orchards from a pest could derail the yard waste recycling program in Spokane.

Communities | Energy | Environment | Agriculture | Renewable energy

An Oregon City Braces For Legal Pot To Drive Up Electricity Costs

OPB | Feb. 27, 2015 2:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Oregon's city and county leaders are scrambling to understand how electricity supplies will be affected by power-hogging indoor marijuana growers after recreational pot becomes legal in the state.

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Bill Would Allow Raw Milk To Be Advertised In Oregon

AP | Feb. 25, 2015 11:01 a.m.

Oregon is among 30 states that allow the sale of unpasteurized milk, but it sets tight restrictions. A law on the books since the 1950s says sellers of raw milk can't advertise.

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Yakima Valley Dairies Agree To Control Manure Lagoons

AP | Feb. 18, 2015 9:02 a.m.

Owners of five Yakima Valley dairy farms have agreed to line their manure lagoons — a costly safeguard against groundwater contamination that environmentalists have been seeking for years.

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Oregon Farmer Plows New Ground With Hemp

OPB | Feb. 17, 2015 7:59 a.m.

A Southern Oregon farmer is the first in the state to get a license to grow hemp after last year's farm bill makes it possible for growers to cultivate the plant.