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Grower in East Oregon opens chick processing facility for other small producers.
WALLOWA, Ore. — Following a growing national trend, state licensing is making it easier for small farms to bring locally raised chickens to market. As of Sept. 1, Hawkins Sisters Ranch in Wallowa is the only Oregon Department of Agriculture processing facility in Eastern Oregon.ODA-licensed f
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Milk production jumped in August following price rises in July.
U.S. dairy farmers increased milk production 332 million pounds year over year in August, up 1.9 percent from year earlier levels, with 45,000 additional cows and a 27 pound increase per cow.Nationwide, August production came in at more than 17.73 billion pounds on 9.36 million cows and an average 1
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Yields for Walla Walla sweet onions were average to above-average this past season, officials say.
Yields for Walla Walla sweet onions were average to above-average this past season, officials say.Average yield is 650 50-pound units per acre.“If anything, they’re up,” said Kathy Fry-Trommald, executive director for the Walla Walla Sweet Onion Marketing Committee in Walla Wall
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Researchers work to breed a better honeybee with genetics from around the globe.
PULLMAN, Wash. — Honeybees buzz freely around the lights in Brandon Hopkins’ office and in the hallway outside.The bees enter the building on equipment Hopkins and his co-workers bring indoors, drawn by the smell of the honey-laden frames.Hopkins and several workers converse casually a
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Food bloggers, foreign and domestic, treated to Idaho potato tour.
BLACKFOOT, Idaho — Having visited Eastern Idaho potato processing facilities and personally dug spuds from an Idaho farm, food writer and blogger Mara Coraeo vows she’ll share a newfound appreciation of the vegetable with her audience in Guatemala.For the first time, the Idaho Potato C
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Oregon lawmakers likely to address groundwater pumping in next session.
SALEM — Groundwater depletion problems Oregon discussed during a recent legislative hearing in Salem potentially foreshadow policy proposals during the upcoming 2017 legislative session.While participants in the “legislative days” informational session did not address the recent
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Pesticide program liaison retires.
As the Oregon state liaison to the IR-4 Project for the past 10 years and as a researcher for the project for more than 20 years, Oregon State University Assistant Horticulture Professor Joe DeFrancesco has helped thousands of minor crop producers in Oregon gain access to crop protection products.Th
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Port of Portland's problems with shipping containers goes beyond labor woes.
SALEM — Labor disputes are often blamed for discontinued ocean container shipping at Port of Portland’s “Terminal 6,” but the facility faces broader problems, a port executive said.Even if conflicts between the port, the terminal operator and the longshoremen’s uni
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Large-scale winery taking shape in Washington.
GEORGE, Wash. — A cluster of tall, white, cylindrical structures meets the eye of motorists on State Route 281 just north of George.People think they’re some sort of grain silos and are surprised when they learn they’re the first phase of one of the largest wineries in the state
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Clinton says she supports Waters of U.S. rule, while Trump says he'll eliminate it if elected.
Hillary Clinton says the supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Waters of the U.S.” rule, while Donald Trump says he will eliminate the rule if elected president.The candidates made their comments in statements published Sept. 20 on farmfutures.com.“I support the
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Feds don't want Supreme Court to take up "Sagebush Rebellion" icon's case.
The federal government is urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to review its lawsuit with deceased Nevada rancher Wayne Hage, an icon of the “Sagebrush Rebellion.”Hage’s decades-long battles with federal agencies have become emblematic of the broader resistance to government manage
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Retired economics professor donates woodland to benefit high school forestry education.
PHILOMATH, Ore. – The forestry program at Philomath High School, already considered robust for a small school district, will be the chief beneficiary of 20 acres of timber donated by one of the pioneering figures in agricultural and resource economics.Emery N. Castle donated the Castle Family
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