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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.

Fertilizer Regulation In Oregon

OPB | April 18, 2013

After a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas, we'll look at how hazardous chemicals are regulated in Oregon.

Farm Bill Passes out of Senate

OPB | June 22, 2012

The Farm Bill passed out of the Senate on Thursday, but may now face a harder battle in the House.

Environmental Update

OPB | Jan. 30, 2012

Cassandra Profita informs us of the commercial sized biofuel project coming to Boardman that will use breakthrough techniques to attain ethanol from trees and waste, financed partly with federal money.

Gravel Mine on Grand Island

OPB | Oct. 20, 2011

Baker Rock Resources hopes to open a gravel mine on Grand Island — but farmers on the Willamette river island object.