Tagged: Farming

Special Session Wraps Up

OPB |Oct. 03, 2013 12:06 p.m.

The Oregon Legislature's three day special session came to a close Wednesday with the passage of the "grand bargain."

Quinoa Might Be A Good Fit For The Willamette Valley

Aug. 27, 2013 12:35 p.m.

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

FDA Regulations Worry Onion Farmers

Aug. 12, 2013 12:40 p.m.

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

Aug. 09, 2013 1:45 p.m.

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

Our Town: Sauvie Island

July 31, 2013 12:06 p.m.

The next stop in the Our Town series takes us to the place some people call "Portland's backyard": Sauvie Island.

The Chicken and No Eggs Dilemma

July 16, 2013 12:30 p.m.

As more and more people raise chickens in their backyards, more and more must decide what to do with eggless hens and unexpected roosters

GMO Wheat Update

June 03, 2013 12:20 p.m.

The discovery of genetically modified wheat in an Oregon field has led to more questions than answers for consumers, farmers, and federal officials alike.

On the Job: Falconer

Aug. 08, 2012 12:50 p.m.

What is it like when your co-workers are birds of prey?

Farm Bill Passes out of Senate

June 22, 2012 9:06 a.m.

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

A New Guide to Rural Living

May 30, 2012 9:30 a.m.

Former city dwellers Kristy Athens and her husband spent six years learning how to survive in the country. Her new book distills her hard-won lessons.

Raw Milk

May 07, 2012 9:25 a.m.

A recent E-coli outbreak has public health officials concerned about raw milk.

Gravel Mine on Grand Island

Oct. 20, 2011 9:20 a.m.

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

Global Grain

June 22, 2011 9:20 a.m.

How is Oregon grain linked to the state's relationship with China?

The Role of Unions

March 08, 2011 9 a.m.

What's the role of unions in Oregon today?

The Choice to Farm

June 25, 2010 9 a.m.

What does it take for a young person in rural Oregon to choose — or not choose — farming as a career?

Farmers Market Economy

June 07, 2010 9 a.m.

What are the politics of farmers' markets?

Urban Chickens

Nov. 03, 2009 9 a.m.

Should city people be permitted to keep chickens — or even roosters — as pets?

Rurban Living

Oct. 02, 2009 9 a.m.

Can farms and cities co-exist inside the Urban Growth Boundary?

Saving Salmon

Sept. 16, 2009 9 a.m.

What's the best way to save imperiled salmon in the Columbia River Basin?

As We Are: Illiteracy

June 12, 2009 9 a.m.

What is life like for people who are struggling with literacy as adults?

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