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EPA aims to avoid jury in Clean Water Act lawsuit
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EPA aims to avoid jury in Clean Water Act lawsuit
Farmer Bill Case of Linn County, Ore., says the Corps of Engineers and the Oregon Department of State Lands told him the work was OK.

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Winter storm bears down on Oregon, SW Washington
The National Weather Service says the Portland metro area and Southwest Washington could get 3 to 8 inches of snow Tuesday
Mid-Valley Winter Ag Fest returns
Mid-Valley Winter Ag Fest returns
Weekend hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25.
US scientists try crowdsourcing to stop invasive mussels
The goal of the prize competition is eradicate mussels in large water bodies. The deadline for ideas is Feb. 28.
Elk herds horn in on cattle pastures
Elk herds horn in on cattle pastures
In addition to losing pasture forage, fence damage caused by elk is also a major issue and expense for ranchers.
Hemp, wolf and carbon bills clear House Ag Committee
Hemp, wolf and carbon bills clear House Ag Committee
The House Agriculture Committee has approved three bills dealing with hemp, wolves and carbon, but they must clear the Joint Ways and Means Committee before coming up for a floor vote.
Oregon farmers say retiring research station director will be sorely missed
Oregon farmers say retiring research station director will be sorely missed
East Oregon farmers say it will be tough to replace Clint Shock, the retiring director of Oregon State University’s Malheur County agricultural experiment station.
Locks on Columbia, Snake rivers to close for repairs, maintenance
Locks on Columbia, Snake rivers to close for repairs, maintenance
Navigation locks on the Columbia and Snake rivers will close for annual repairs and maintenance March 3. They are scheduled to reopen March 18 or 25.
Mercury pollution may impact Oregon farm erosion rules
Mercury pollution may impact Oregon farm erosion rules
Farmers may be expected to increase erosion control efforts due to stricter mercury pollution limits in Oregon’s Willamette river basin.
Wallowa ranchers pursue energy projects
Wallowa ranchers pursue energy projects
Triple Creek Ranch and Schaafsma Ranch hope to benefit from energy generated off of their shared irrigation pipeline.
California officials warn of pesticide-tainted cactus
California officials are warning people not to eat the Mexican cactus known as nopales over concerns they may be tainted with unapproved pesticides

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