Will Homer and his father, Merton Homer, own and operate Painted Hills Natural Beef in Fossil, Ore.

Will Homer and his father, Merton Homer, own and operate Painted Hills Natural Beef in Fossil, Ore.

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  • With less than a month left in the Oregon legislative session we get the lowdown on what to expect from OPB political reporter Dirk VanderHart.

 

  

  • Painted Hills Natural Beef, a collective of ranches based in Fossil, Oregon, supplies grass-fed beef to upscale restaurants and grocers in Portland, Oregon, and across the state. We get a tour of the ranch from Painted Hills Beef Chairman Merton Homer and his son Will Homer, the collective’s chief operating officer.

 

  

  • Mollie Carter moved from Portland, Oregon, to Fossil, Oregon, three years ago to take a job teaching at the local high school. She says the students ask her a lot of questions about what it’s like to live in a city, and she asks them a lot of questions to try to understand her new rural life.

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