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Conservation Groups Sue To Get More Water To Klamath Wildlife Refuges

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 18, 2017 6:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The five refuges straddling the Oregon-California border comprise some of the most important migratory bird habitat on the West Coast. Conservation groups saying they're being shorted on water.

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Washington Cracks Down On Mega-Dairy Water Pollution

NWPR/EarthFix | Jan. 18, 2017 4:45 p.m.

Washington is requiring dairies with 200 or more cows to apply for  updated water quality permits. The new regulations are meant to curb water pollution from livestock manure.

Agriculture | Environment | Land

Federal Approval Of GM Grass Seed Sparks Outcry

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 18, 2017 4 p.m.

A decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to deregulate a genetically modified grass seed has raised concerns about contamination in Oregon’s billion-dollar grass seed industry.

Forestry | Agriculture | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Invasive Species Add Up To Big Losses For Washington

KUOW/EarthFix | Jan. 17, 2017 5:45 p.m. | Seattle

A new study finds invasive species could cost the state of Washington $1.3 billion a year if left unchecked.

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NW Agricultural Exporters Have Different Views On A Trump Presidency

Northwest News Network | Jan. 16, 2017 12:30 p.m.

Two closely tied agriculture exporters in the Northwest — beef producers and hay farmers — will be affected by the end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in very different ways.

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Treasure Valley Onion Facilities Collapse Under Weight Of Snow

Capital Press | Jan. 16, 2017 9:07 a.m.

Severe weather in the Treasure Valley area of Eastern Oregon and Southwestern Idaho has caused the roofs of about 18 onion storage and packing facilities to collapse.

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Oregon's Largest Orchard Sells To Washington Fruit Grower

EO Media Group | Jan. 15, 2017 10:03 a.m. | Milton-Freewater, Oregon

Earl Brown & Sons, Oregon’s largest grower and packer of fresh apples, has sold to another family-owned fruit enterprise in Wenatchee, Washington.

Agriculture | Environment

Keeping Agriculture's Upstream Waste Out Of Downstream Waters

KUOW/EarthFix | Jan. 12, 2017 7:30 a.m. | Bellingham, Wash

Harvesting clams is part of the Lummi people's cultural heritage and an income source. Both are threatened by pollution. Nearby dairy farmers are taking steps so they won't be part of the problem.

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Tribe, Farmers Agree to Keep Cows From Fouling Puget Sound Shellfish Beds

KUOW/EarthFix | Jan. 5, 2017 1:30 p.m. | Bellingham, Washington

 A northwest Washington tribe's shellfish beds are a step closer to getting cleaned up after years of contamination.

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Northwest Ranchers And Dairies Struggle Against Freezing Temps, Wind Chill

Northwest News Network | Jan. 3, 2017 2:16 p.m.

Low temperatures, snow drifts and northeasterly winds east of the Cascades are making things difficult for Northwest ranchers and dairy owners.