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Environment | Forestry | Agriculture

Pesticide Spraying Firm Penalized After Chemical-Exposure Incident

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 1, 2015 11:45 a.m.

Oregon fines a helicopter company and suspends its license to spray pesticides after a worker complained of chemical exposure in Douglas County.

NW Life | Agriculture

USDA Grant Supports Diverse Oregon Farmers

OPB | Sept. 28, 2015 10:06 a.m.

An Oregon nonprofit is one of about 50 organizations nationwide to receive federal funds to support diverse farmers.

Communities | Recreation | Agriculture | Environment | Energy | Renewable energy | Fish & Wildlife | Water

What's The Deal With Dam Removals?

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 27, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Dams continue to come down on rivers all over the Northwest. But is this a permanent trend?

Science | Environment | Agriculture

Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

KCTS9/EarthFix | Aug. 17, 2015 midnight | Pullman, Washington

Two scientists in Washington state team up to save the honeybee. They’re investigating an unconventional remedy: the mushroom

Environment | Agriculture | Science | Communities | Economy | Water | Climate change

Klamath Basin Groundwater Levels Dropped 25 Feet Since 2001

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 11, 2015 4:09 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey links steady groundwater declines to pumping by Klamath Project irrigators.

local | Animals | News | Agriculture

Cattle Tops Oregon Ag Production For First Time In 20 Years

Statesman Journal | Aug. 6, 2015 9:01 a.m.

For the first time in two decades, cattle is Oregon’s top agricultural commodity, overtaking greenhouse and nursery products.

local | News | Agriculture

Willamette Valley Farmers Seeing Impact Of Dry Season

Statesman Journal | July 31, 2015 2:38 p.m. | Stayton, Oregon

This year’s growing season spots much more sunlight and significantly less water than normal.

local | Food | News | Agriculture

Drought Dings Winter Wheat Quality In Northwest

AP | July 20, 2015 9:36 a.m.

  Intense drought conditions have shrunk the kernels and disrupted the proteins of winter wheat crops in Montana, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, the region that produces a fifth of the U.S. harvest.

local | Agriculture | News | NW Life | Food | Climate change

Oregon Fruit Growers Show Concern About Early Bloom

OPB | July 17, 2015 1:54 p.m.

After a warm spring and a scorching summer heatwave, crops across the valley are coming to fruition earlier than expected.

local | Agriculture

6 Goats Get Ride In Oregon City Patrol Cars

AP | July 17, 2015 12:04 p.m.

While police cruisers often can see adolescents in their back seats, officers in Oregon City picked up some strange kids.