Benton County Voters Will Decide On GE Crop Ban Next Year

OPB |Dec. 19, 2014 2:45 p.m.

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown certified the defeat of a genetically engineered food labeling initiative this week, but debate over the crops is just getting started in Benton County.

Mail Tribune: Jackson County Holds Back On GE Crop Ban

Medford Mail Tribune |Dec. 19, 2014 1:03 p.m.

Jackson County won't enforce a voter-approved ban on the growing of genetically modified crops while the issue is being litigated in U.S. District Court.

Jackson County Holds Off Enforcement Of GMO Ban

AP |Dec. 19, 2014 11:43 a.m.

Jackson County won't be enforcing the ban on genetically modified crops approved by voters last May until a lawsuit filed by alfalfa famers is resolved.

Vancouver, Wash., School Wins Contest For Recycling

AP |Dec. 18, 2014 10:28 a.m.

A project that turns waste cardboard at a Vancouver high school into mushrooms has won an innovation contest.

More Sheep Killed By Wolf In Wash.

AP |Dec. 18, 2014 8:31 a.m.

Three more sheep have been killed in a wolf attack in Whitman County.

Oregon Wine Grape Harvest: Dry Year, Lots Of Fruit

AP |Dec. 16, 2014 11:32 a.m.

Winemakers say it was generally dry for Oregon's 2014 grape harvest, and yields were good — which signals an abundance of good wine from the vintage.

Farmers Object To Fees For Using Washington Trails

AP |Dec. 12, 2014 10:56 a.m.

The Washington Parks and Recreation Commission wants to charge farmers to drive farm equipment on trails across their lands that were once railroad tracks.

Mail Tribune: Coalition Asks Jackson County To Defend GE Crop Ban

Medford Mail Tribune |Dec. 11, 2014 2:35 p.m.

The Our Family Farms Coalition called on Jackson County commissioners to vigorously fight a lawsuit seeking to overturn a voter-approved ban on the growing of genetically modified crops in the county.

Avian Flu Spreading In Southwest British Columbia

AP |Dec. 11, 2014 10:30 a.m.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the avian influenza outbreak in southwest British Columbia has spread to seven farms, and 155,000 birds are dead or will be euthanized.

Study: Oregon Economy Loses $83.5 Million To Weeds

AP |Dec. 11, 2014 7:45 a.m.

A new study shows two dozen of Oregon's most significant invasive noxious weeds cause an estimated annual loss of about $83.5 million to the state's economy.

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