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Lawsuit Seeks To Keep Columbia And Snake Rivers Cold For Salmon

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 23, 2017 10 a.m.

A lawsuit filed by salmon advocates calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to pick up where it left off in 2003 in considering steps to lower temperatures in the Columbia and Snake rivers.

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Oregon Farm Regulators May Scale Back Federal Inspections

Capital Press | Feb. 22, 2017 8:18 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon Department of Agriculture performs 500 inspections a year to ensure food manufacturers are following federal sanitation standards and other regulations, for which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration pays the agency $700,000.

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Oregon Sees Major Hazelnut Harvest Increase In 2016

Capital Press | Feb. 2, 2017 12:32 p.m.

Oregon saw a major upswing in hazelnut production in 2016, with growers harvesting 40 percent more nuts than the previous year.

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Crop-Eating Mold Can Take Hold Of Northwest Wheat After 100 Days Of Snow

Northwest News Network | Feb. 1, 2017 6:15 p.m.

During winter's coldest months, snow can protect winter wheat like a blanket on a bed. But if it hangs around too long it can cause problems.

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Klamath Farmers Look For Compensation For 16-Year-Old Irrigation Cuts

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 30, 2017 6:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Lawsuit could lead to compensation and a change in the legal status of water rights in the drought-stricken West.

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Oregon Pot Conference Expands To Germany

OPB | Jan. 30, 2017 midnight | Portland

An Ashland businessman is organizing a national cannabis conference in Germany this Spring.

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Blue Pancakes? An Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes Root

KUOW/EarthFix | Jan. 27, 2017 1:41 p.m. | Mount Vernon, Washington

Researchers at Washington State University have developed a new grain species, which they call Salish Blue. Their goal was to make something that’s like wheat but grows back year after year.

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Oregon Counties Face 90 Percent Cut In Timber Money

Statesman Journal | Jan. 27, 2017 7:58 a.m.

A Forest Service program that pumped millions of dollars into rural communities has expired and with it the advent of sharply reduced revenue sharing timber harvest payments for more than 700 counties and 4,000 school districts.

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Oregon Agriculture Officials Take Aim At Japanese Beetle

OPB | Jan. 26, 2017 9 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon Department of Agriculture wants to roll out a five-year program to combat the state's largest recorded Japanese beetle infestation.

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Don't Call It Wheat: An Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes Root

KUOW/EarthFix | Jan. 24, 2017 8:45 p.m. | Mt. Vernon, Washington

Researchers at Washington State University have developed a new grain species, which they call Salish Blue. Their goal was to make something that’s like wheat but grows back year after year.