Washington farm groups gain limited say in suit
Federal judge lets Washington farm groups weigh in on lawsuit

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Washington festival increases asparagus awareness
Washington festival increases asparagus awareness
Asparagus Fest and Brews hopes to educate the public about Washington’s asparagus season, typically from April 1 to mid-June.
Farm groups hail EPA’s new scientific method
Farm groups hail EPA’s new scientific method
EPA moves to make pivotal science available and repeatable
Officials say radioactive sludge barrel ruptures now total 4
Officials say radioactive sludge barrel ruptures now total 4
Officials in Idaho now say a total of four barrels containing radioactive sludge at an eastern Idaho nuclear site were found to have ruptured after initially saying earlier this month that one barrel was leaking
E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grows to 84 cases
Forty-two people have been hospitalized, including nine battling kidney failure.
For Trump lookalike, crops mean more than social media fame
For Trump lookalike, crops mean more than social media fame
A woman in Spain has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a striking resemblance to U.S. President Donald Trump
Washington state cannabis pesticide tests worry small farms
Washington state marijuana business owners are urging regulators to require cultivators to test adult-use crops for pesticides, a move that has triggered alarm bells among smaller growers
Counties oppose appeal in $1 billion Oregon timber lawsuit
Counties oppose appeal in $1 billion Oregon timber lawsuit
A class action lawsuit seeking $1 billion over Oregon’s timber practices should go straight to trial without an “interlocutory appeal,” according to 14 counties that filed the case.
Editorial: Bitcoin miners may threaten NW’s low-cost power
Editorial: Bitcoin miners may threaten NW’s low-cost power
PUDs, utilities wise to go slow with supplying power to cryptocurrency crowd.
Editorial: SNAP a wild card in new farm bill
Editorial: SNAP a wild card in new farm bill
Election-year politics will make timely passage of legislation less than certain.
Would three Californias be better for ag?
Would three Californias be better for ag?
Splitting California into three states probably wouldn’t help agriculture and may even hurt it further, say ranchers and farmers who have felt under attack for years.

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State

Washington farm groups gain limited say in suit
Federal judge lets Washington farm groups weigh in on lawsuit
Oregon marijuana: Lots of data, few to analyze and check it
Oregon is awash in data on its marijuana industry but has few workers to monitor and check what its legal businesses are doing
US House moves to block spill of dam water to aid salmon
Washington festival increases asparagus awareness
Officials say radioactive sludge barrel ruptures now total 4

Nation/World

Oregon marijuana: Lots of data, few to analyze and check it
Oregon is awash in data on its marijuana industry but has few workers to monitor and check what its legal businesses are doing
New Chipotle CEO plans menu ‘tweaks,’ and maybe drive-thrus
Changes to the menu wouldn’t divert much from Chipotle’s brand, which promotes its use of “real ingredients” and...
US House moves to block spill of dam water to aid salmon
Farm groups hail EPA’s new scientific method
Officials say radioactive sludge barrel ruptures now total 4

Ag Sectors

Washington farm groups gain limited say in suit
Federal judge lets Washington farm groups weigh in on lawsuit
Oregon marijuana: Lots of data, few to analyze and check it
Oregon is awash in data on its marijuana industry but has few workers to monitor and check what its legal businesses are doing
US House moves to block spill of dam water to aid salmon
Officials say radioactive sludge barrel ruptures now total 4
E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grows to 84 cases

Opinion

Editorial: Bitcoin miners may threaten NW’s low-cost power
PUDs, utilities wise to go slow with supplying power to cryptocurrency crowd.
Editorial: SNAP a wild card in new farm bill
Election-year politics will make timely passage of legislation less than certain.
Letter: Through the organic looking-glass
Column: Ag practices can support threatened Willamette Valley bird
Letter: Elk problems the fault of wildlife managers

Special Sections

Industry leader sees bright future for hazelnuts
Lance Kirk is a third-generation Oregon hazelnut grower who is seeing the industry blossom.
Vineyards track weather, soil differences
The study aims to make it easier for grape growers to determine which varietals to grow, and where.
Large Oregon hop grower adds on-farm brewery
Willamette Valley farmers make switch to hazelnuts
Hops compound may offset obesity’s risks