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150 Years Of The Oregon State Fair

OPB | Aug. 28, 2015

We are live from the Oregon State Fair, where we'll talk to participants from all parts of the grounds — from the 4H exhibits to the table decorators, the paper artists, poets and sword swallowers.

Reseeding Grassland With The Help Of Pasta Machines

OPB | June 03, 2015

Researchers in Eastern Oregon have come up with a way to create a kind of pasta seed pillow that may significantly boost the native species critical to the region's desert habitats.

Impacts Of Drought In Washington

OPB | June 02, 2015

Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency in May. We discuss what that means for the state's residents and wildlife.

Klamath Farmers Brace For A Dry Season

OPB | April 08, 2015

Gov. Kate Brown declared drought in Klamath County earlier this week and farmers are anxious about the low snowpack.

Are Financial Burdens Hindering Future Farmers?

OPB | March 09, 2015

MONDAY: Financing farmland in Oregon can be a very tricky affair.

Farming Internships Are Creating The Next Generation Of Farmers

OPB | March 04, 2015

WEDNESDAY: With the average age of farmers nearing 60, farming internships are aiming to revitalize the industry with a younger generation.

Hazelnut Industry Squeezed By Hanjin Departure

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015

MONDAY: The departure of shipping company Hanjin from the Port of Portland could be devastating for hazelnut producers and processors.

Oregon Could Become The Napa Valley Of Truffles

OPB | Dec. 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The state is becoming increasingly known for growing this underground fungal delicacy. It's not unusual for truffles to sell for $3000 per pound and more.

The Streets of Manhattan Once Flowed With Pigs

OPB | Dec. 04, 2014

THURSDAY: Almost 200 years ago, the burgeoning city of Manhattan faced a crisis between growing urban development and lingering pastoral interests.

M92: Requiring Labels For Genetically Engineered Food In Oregon

OPB | Sept. 23, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll hear from those who oppose and support Measure 92, which would require food manufacturers and retailers to label genetically engineered foods.

OSU Houses Oregon Hops And Brewing Archive

OPB | April 17, 2014

THURSDAY: Oregon State University's Oregon Hops and Brewing Archive is the first archive in the country to document the history of beer.

Oregon Faces A Continued Dry Spell In 2014

OPB | Jan. 23, 2014

THURSDAY: It's been a particularly dry winter for Oregon. Businesses from agriculture to recreation are feeling the repercussions of the dry spell.

Growing Industrial Hemp in Oregon

OPB | Nov. 12, 2013

TUESDAY: A new state advisory committee means industrial help could be planted in Oregon as early as next spring.

Washington Votes On Whether To Label Genetically Engineered Food

OPB | Oct. 22, 2013

TUESDAY: Washington voters will decide in November whether foods with genetically engineered ingredients have to be labeled.

Pendleton Courting Drone Industry

OPB | Oct. 17, 2013

The eastern Oregon city wants to attract unmanned aircraft companies as a way to spur the local economy.

Oregon's First Tea Crop Goes To Market

OPB | Sept. 05, 2013

Tea may be about to join coffee, beer, wine and spirits as the Northwest's next homegrown beverage.

Quinoa Might Be A Good Fit For The Willamette Valley

OPB | Aug. 27, 2013

A test project in the Willamette Valley shows quinoa might work as a new crop in the Northwest.

FDA Regulations Worry Onion Farmers

OPB | Aug. 12, 2013

The Federal Food and Drug Administration has proposed new safety rules that would, among other things, regulate irrigation water standards for crops.

Follow The Wheat: The Farm

OPB | Aug. 09, 2013

In the Northwest, wheat is big business. The $500-million-a-year industry begins on family owned farms.

Dry Weather Impacting Water Users And Wildfires

OPB | May 13, 2013

We'll check in on how the dry weather is affecting Klamath Basin water users and the early wildfire season.