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Northwest Fruit Companies Dump Old Crop Apples

Capital Press | Aug. 31, 2017 2:06 p.m. | Wenatchee, Washington

Tree fruit companies are dumping some old crop apples on the ground, but probably not near the amounts they dumped two years ago.

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How Farming Inside Wildlife Refuges Is Transforming Klamath Basin Agriculture

OPB/EarthFix | July 26, 2017 7 p.m. | Tulelake, California

While controversial, the common practice of farming on the Klamath wildlife refuges has resulted in an interesting new direction for agriculture across the basin. 

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'The Four Top': Restaurateurs Under Trump | Whence The Midsize American Farm? | Institutional Eating

OPB | April 10, 2017 6:30 a.m.

Are restaurateurs pro- or anti-Trump? Where did midsize American farms go? And is there anything worse than hospital food? Oh .... right ... prison food.

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Furry Fiber Animals In Southwest Washington? Alpaca My Bags!

OPB | April 1, 2017 5:04 p.m. | Ridgefield, Washington

This weekend, Washington’s Clark County brings back its 19th annual Alpacapalooza. The event celebrates the fluffy, smaller South American cousin of the llama.

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Oregon Approves 2nd Mega-Dairy For Morrow County

East Oregonian | March 31, 2017 11:19 a.m.

State agencies have approved a second mega-dairy in Morrow County, which will add 30,000 cows on roughly 7,000 acres of the former Boardman Tree Farm.

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Private Prison Study | Clark County Farmland | AG On Sanctuary | Japanese Garden Opening

OPB | March 30, 2017 noon

A study on private prisons, a look at farmland in Clark County, an attempt to understand how the federal government will respond to sanctuary states and a preview of the new Japanese garden.

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Fearful Farmers Rush To Find 'Guest Workers'

NPR | March 22, 2017 3:41 p.m.

Immigration lawyers are getting a wave of calls from farmers looking for foreign "guest workers." The farmers are worried that they'll lose their existing workers to an immigration crackdown.

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Judge Orders More Water Releases From Klamath River Dams

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 8, 2017 3:38 p.m.

A ruling released Wednesday says additional water is needed on the Klamath River to flush out parasites causing deadly disease outbreaks in salmon.

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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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Young Oregon Farmers Face Barriers To Starting Farm Businesses

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016 1:21 p.m.

A new report shows that it’s increasingly difficult for young people to get into farming in Oregon.

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How To Grow A Blueberry In The Desert: Tent It

Northwest News Network | July 31, 2016 10:30 a.m.

One company in south central Washington state may have a solution to the Northwest's problems when it comes to growing organic blueberries.

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Growers Happy With Quality Of Early Oregon Berry Crops

Capital Press | June 16, 2016 11:24 a.m.

Record rain over the winter and unseasonable heat waves interspersed with stretches of cool days have posed some puzzles for Oregon growers as they harvest crops that have a combined annual farmgate value of nearly $200 million.

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Normal Water Levels In Owyhee For 1st Time In 4 Years

AP | March 23, 2016 10:38 a.m. | Ontario, Oregon

After suffering years of drought, farmers irrigating from the Owyhee Reservoir will see normal water levels in 2016.

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Experts Unsure About Effects Of Pesticides On Pot

AP | Feb. 15, 2016 12:57 p.m. | Seattle

While Denver has recalled 19 pot products in as many weeks over pesticide issues, no such recalls have affected Washington state in the 18 months that pot sales have been legal.

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Activists Want To Lift State Ban On Local GE Regulations

Northwest News Network | Feb. 9, 2016 4:41 p.m.

Opponents of genetically engineered crops in Oregon want state lawmakers to allow local governments to ban those crops.

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Willamette Valley Seeing A Boom In Hazelnut Orchards

The Register-Guard | Feb. 7, 2016 11:41 a.m.

During the last 10 years, the amount of land in Oregon occupied by hazelnut orchards grew by 15,153 acres, a 52 percent increase, according to figures from the state Hazelnut Industry Office.

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Oregon Hemp Farmers Looking For Legislation Changes

AP | Dec. 10, 2015 12:27 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

A new group of Oregon hemp advocates will ask lawmakers to help clear roadblocks holding back the state's hemp farming industry.

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At Home With Farm Interns

OPB | Oct. 30, 2015 11:52 a.m.

The latest installment of our "At Home" series brings you an interview with a farmer and three interns living and working on her Central Oregon farm.

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At Home: Farm Interns

OPB | Nov. 2, 2015 12:30 p.m.

The latest installment of our "At Home" series brings you an interview with a farmer and three interns living and working on her Central Oregon farm.

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Legume Farmers Feel The Squeeze From Oregon's Port Feud

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 1:24 p.m. | Lewiston, Idaho

The Port of Portland's container ship business dried up earlier this year, and that's costing some inland Northwest farmers now that harvest is nearly complete.