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Freeze damage shows up in Washington, Oregon blackberries
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Freeze damage shows up in Washington, Oregon blackberries
Oregon and Washington blackberry crops expected to be reduced by cold damage

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Trump budget would allow sale of wild horses for slaughter
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and other interests have been urging BLM for years to allow sales of wild horses.
Jury rules with school in fight over California strawberries
Retired professor used seeds developed at UC Davis without gaining the university’s permission.
Survey finds US honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad
Reduction in varroa mites, a lethal parasite, is likely the main cause of the improvement.
Timber company plans lawsuit over Elliott Forest
Lone Rock Timber Management Company was the sole bidder for the 82,500-acre forest, which was on sale for $220 million
Oregon’s Starker Forests names new president and CEO
Jake Gibbs comes to the company from another family business, Lone Rock Timber Management.
Oregon wheat growers deal with additional stripe rust pressure
Oregon wheat growers deal with additional stripe rust pressure
Heavy snow and rain since last fall was great for thirsty wheat crops, but pathogens also flourish in such conditions.
Generic maraschino cherry promotions nearing end
Generic maraschino cherry promotions nearing end
The future of the National Cherry Growers & Industries Foundation and generic promotions of maraschino cherries is questionable after this year because processors no longer want to participate.
Critics claim liability bill would banish GMOs from Oregon
Critics claim liability bill would banish GMOs from Oregon
Critics of a bill imposing liability on GMO patent holders say it would effectively banish biotech crops from Oregon.
Monument size a concern as feds review status
New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association urged President Donald Trump to eliminate certain large-scale national monuments.
Westland Irrigation District backs out of Central Project
Westland Irrigation District backs out of Central Project
The Westland Irrigation District has backed out of the Central Project, which would have delivered Columbia River water to farmers.

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