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'You Have To Remain An Optimist.' NW Farmers Wrap Wheat Harvest As Prices Depress

Across the country, farmers are losing money on every load of grain. The National Association of Wheat Growers estimates that since last year, U.S. wheat farmers have lost about $430 million in trade to China.

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Hail Hits Oregon Hemp Growers Hard, But Barely Dents Booming Market

Central Oregon hemp fields took a beating from hail storms this summer, but that barely put a dent in a booming industry.

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New Oregon Law Requires All Eggs To Come From Cage-Free Hens By 2024

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown recently signed into law a bill banning the use of cages in egg production in the state. This means that all egg producers will have to go cage-free by 2024.

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Is Grass-Fed Beef Really Better For The Planet? Here's The Science

There are many elements to consider: climate, animal welfare, greenhouse-gas emissions, land use. And with so many factors at play, sometimes the answer gets complicated.

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Oregon Governor Preserves Dam Money, Irrigation Bill At Veto Deadline

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown decided not to veto money for a dam project in Newport nor a bill easing ditch-clearing rules for irrigators.

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The Dream Of A Viable Bacon-Like Seaweed Is Still Alive In Oregon

Four years after OSU shook the internet with its discovery of "a seaweed that tastes like bacon," the hard work of commercialization continues, but guilt-free bacon from the sea remains elusive.

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Oregon (And The EPA) Failed To Ban This Toxic Pesticide

Last week, the EPA chose not to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to brain damage in children. Oregon tried, too — but fell short.

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Your Hummus Habit Could Be Good For The Earth

High in fiber and protein, chickpeas are playing a starring role on menus. They're also good for soil health — and growing demand could help restore soils depleted by decades of intensive farming.

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For Oregon Hemp Farmers, The Future Is Green

After being legalized in the 2018 Farm Bill, many are calling hemp the crop of the future. Oregon State University launched the Global Hemp Innovation Center, and farmers are also racing to discover the opportunities–and the challenges–of cashing in on Oregon’s fastest-growing crop.

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Trump Administration Abandons Plans To Close Forest Service Job Corps Centers

Oregon lawmakers were among those pressuring Trump officials to back off plans to close nine centers – including two in Oregon and Washington – and transfer 16 others to private contractors.