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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Investigation Will Determine If Klamath Irrigators’ Group Misused Federal Funds

OPB/EarthFix | July 2, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The U.S. Interior Department has been ordered to investigate alleged misuse of federal funds that were earmarked to benefit fish and wildlife habitat.

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Blueberry Farm Workers File Lawsuit For Unpaid Wages

AP | June 19, 2015 9:23 a.m. | Snohomish, Washington

About 35 immigrant farm workers have filed a class action lawsuit against Golden Eagle Farms in Snohomish, claiming they planted blueberries last fall but haven't been paid.

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Drought Forces Eastern Oregon Farmers To Adjust

AP | June 16, 2015 1:57 p.m. | Ontario, Oregon

Water is scarce this year, and local farmers are adjusting their crops to accommodate the drought.

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Farmers Make More Land Fallow As Oregon Drought Spreads

OPB | June 15, 2015 2:31 p.m.

More than half of Oregon’s counties are now officially in a state of drought – 19 of them, at last count, compared to nine last year.

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Drought Allows A Salmon-Killing Parasite To Thrive In The Klamath

OPB/EarthFix | June 9, 2015 1:15 p.m. | Klamath Falls, Oregon

Scientists say there’s not enough water flowing in the Klamath River. What water is there is too warm, allowing a salmon-killing parasite to thrive.

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Oregon Lawmakers Getting Closer On Shaping New Pot Industry

AP | June 9, 2015 7:24 a.m.

Marijuana will become legal July 1, but legislators are still working on the regulations that will govern the industry.