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Hot Weather Stresses Oregon Farmers


Irrigation water was cut off in 2014 for hay farmers and other growers in the drought-parched Klamath Basin of Oregon and California.

Irrigation water was cut off in 2014 for hay farmers and other growers in the drought-parched Klamath Basin of Oregon and California.

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Temperatures in Eastern Oregon have been over 100 degrees for the last week, and that can make life difficult for farmers. We’ll learn about how the heat and the shortage of water, are affecting what farmers plant, and what they can harvest.

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Bill Buhrig: Crop Agent with OSU Malheur County Extension

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