Big welcome: California winery arrives in Oregon
Big welcome: California winery arrives in Oregon
Jackson Family Wines’ expansion into Oregon worried some people in the industry, and the company knew it.

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Law pre-empts counties from banning aerial spraying
Law pre-empts counties from banning aerial spraying
Lincoln County Community Rights, which supports the ban, argues that Oregon laws that pre-empt local governments from regulating pesticides are unconstitutional.
Fire damages Underwood Fruit and Warehouse Co. in Gorge
The facility in Bingen, Wash., started operation 100 years ago. The company packs apples, pears and cherries.
Phelan hired to lead Oregon Aglink
Phelan hired to lead Oregon Aglink
The new executive director wants to increase the organization’s statewide presence.
Lawsuit: Eastern Idaho sheep grazing threatens bighorns
The lawsuit challenges the Forest Service’s authorization of the grazing allotments in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
Growing local in Central Oregon isn’t easy, but farmers are seeing success
In central Oregon’s high desert climate, farmers have to take extra measures to reap a harvest.
Suspension of Winter Water Savings opens door to recharge
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has waived a requirement that Palisades Reservoir space-holders keep their canal gates shut through winter.
Wet weather harms some WSU variety trials
Wet weather harms some WSU variety trials
Growers can ask to see variety test results from several locations, but the data from those sites shouldn’t be used to make planting decisions, said cereal variety testing program director Ryan Higginbotham.
USDA withdraws controversial GIPSA rules
USDA withdraws controversial GIPSA rules
Livestock and poultry groups opposing the rules say the regulations would have greatly restricted marketing opportunities and devastated their industries.
Utility scrutinized as California wildfire victims sue
The San Francisco-based utility said it would not speculate on causes of the fires and that it was cooperating with investigators.
Farms, vineyards assessing damage from wine country fires
Farms, vineyards assessing damage from wine country fires
While many vineyards were spared by the fires that have devastated California’s wine country, some wineries and other farms are beginning to pick up the pieces after being flattened by flames.

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Big welcome: California winery arrives in Oregon
Jackson Family Wines’ expansion into Oregon worried some people in the industry, and the company knew it.
Apples top Washington crop, but varieties in ‘turmoil’
Apples led Washington’s agricultural production for the 12th year in a row in 2016 with $2.39 billion of the state’s total $10.6...
Smackout pack, once targeted by WDFW, kills cow
Flood control plan calls for further drawdown of Lake Oroville
Fire damages Underwood Fruit and Warehouse Co. in Gorge

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Apples top Washington crop, but varieties in ‘turmoil’
Apples led Washington’s agricultural production for the 12th year in a row in 2016 with $2.39 billion of the state’s total $10.6...
Lawsuit: Eastern Idaho sheep grazing threatens bighorns
The lawsuit challenges the Forest Service’s authorization of the grazing allotments in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
Growing local in Central Oregon isn’t easy, but farmers are seeing success
USDA withdraws controversial GIPSA rules
Utility scrutinized as California wildfire victims sue

Ag Sectors

Big welcome: California winery arrives in Oregon
Jackson Family Wines’ expansion into Oregon worried some people in the industry, and the company knew it.
Apples top Washington crop, but varieties in ‘turmoil’
Apples led Washington’s agricultural production for the 12th year in a row in 2016 with $2.39 billion of the state’s total $10.6...
Smackout pack, once targeted by WDFW, kills cow
Flood control plan calls for further drawdown of Lake Oroville
Fire damages Underwood Fruit and Warehouse Co. in Gorge

Opinion

Law pre-empts counties from banning aerial spraying
Lincoln County Community Rights, which supports the ban, argues that Oregon laws that pre-empt local governments from regulating pesticides are...
Wood construction becomes sexy again
The future of mass timber is nearly unlimited.
Klamath Falls creates ag opportunities at home
As Clean Power Plan is gutted, Congress must step in to price carbon
Thanks to all you environmentalists...

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