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Summer Fruit Ripens Weeks Ahead Of Schedule

OPB | July 17, 2015

After a warm spring and a scorching summer heatwave, crops across the valley are coming to fruition earlier than expected.

Beaverton Family Farm Celebrates 150 Years

OPB | July 07, 2015

Mid Valley Farm is celebrating its 150-year anniversary of being a family-owned operation.

The Unique Challenges Facing Medium-Sized Farms

OPB | May 27, 2015

A new report examines the challenges for "Ag of the Middle" — growers too big to rely solely on CSAs or farmer's markets, but too small to compete with industrial operations.

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.

Farmers Seek New Solutions To Slug Problem

OPB | March 31, 2015

TUESDAY: As gardeners gear up for their annual battle with slugs, farmers are facing a slug problem on a completely different scale.

Should Oregon Limit Antibiotic Use For Farm Animals?

OPB | March 31, 2015

TUESDAY: A bill in the Oregon legislature would limit the use of antibiotics on farms and ranches to only sick animals.

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.

Onion Rings Could Help To Revive Ontario's Economy

OPB | Jan. 27, 2015

TUESDAY: Ontario, one of the most economically depressed cities in Oregon, is seeing jobs come back into town through the onion industry.

Special Session Wraps Up

OPB | Oct. 03, 2013

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

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.

Our Town: Sauvie Island

OPB | July 31, 2013

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

OPB | July 16, 2013

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

OPB | June 03, 2013

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

OPB | Aug. 08, 2012

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

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.

A New Guide to Rural Living

OPB | May 30, 2012

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

OPB | May 07, 2012

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