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New immigration bill would create ‘chaos,’ ag leader says
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New immigration bill would create ‘chaos,’ ag leader says
The leader of one agricultural association says a U.S. House bill aimed at immigration reform and a DACA fix would create chaos for farmers and workers. Other ag groups don’t comment.

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For tree farmers, season lasts beyond the holidays
ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: For tree farmers, season lasts beyond the holidays
Researchers developing tools to track harmful bacteria
Researchers developing tools to track harmful bacteria
Oregon State University researchers are tracking tiny DNA molecules that turn the bacteria rhodococcus from its beneficial form to harmful form in nursery plants.
Oregon agriculture wary of ‘cap-and-invest’ energy plan
Oregon agriculture wary of ‘cap-and-invest’ energy plan
Farmers may pursue new revenue streams under Oregon’s “cap-and-invest” carbon regulation proposal but they’d also likely pay more for key
Wisconsin will likely have enough Christmas trees this year
Wisconsin tree farmers say they'll have enough Christmas trees to meet demand this year, despite evergreen shortages in other parts of the country
Nursery association honors government, agency backers
Nursery association honors government, agency backers
The state’s nursery and greenhouse industry is one of Oregon’s top agricultural sectors.
Western Innovator: Breeder aims to restore ornamental markets
Western Innovator: Breeder aims to restore ornamental markets
Ornamental plant breeder Ryan Contreras wants to restore the popularity of nursery cultivars that have fallen out of favor.
Western Innovator: A passion for exotic plants
Western Innovator: A passion for exotic plants
Nurseryman Jim Gilbert specializes in growing and selling rare cultivars of nursery stock that yield edible fruit.
Traps catch destructive female leaf-eating moths
State officials have collected actively reproducing female gypsy moths for the first time in four decades
Traps set west of Portland overflow with Japanese beetles
Traps set west of Portland overflow with Japanese beetles
Oregon ag department officials believe an eradication project will have a greater effect next year.
Nursery owner picked for American Farm Bureau’s advocacy training
Nursery owner picked for American Farm Bureau’s advocacy training
Angi Bailey says the training helps farmers tell their stories to consumers, lawmakers and to the media.

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