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Late storms brighten SW Oregon water outlook
Craig Reed/For the Capital Press
Late storms brighten SW Oregon water outlook
Several snow storms in the mountains and rain showers in the valleys during March and into April have been key in improving the region’s water conditions.

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Sea lion relocation proves futile in protecting fish at Willamette Falls
Sea lion relocation proves futile in protecting fish at Willamette Falls
Savvy sea lions continue to prey on vulnerable salmon and steelhead runs at Willamette Falls, even after wildlife officials tried relocating 10 of the animals to a beach on the Oregon Coast more than 200 miles away.
Student loans an obstacle for many young farmers
Student loans an obstacle for many young farmers
A survey of over 700 beginning and aspiring farmers and ranchers found that student loan debt was a key obstacle to making a living in agriculture or getting started.
Ag Fest to honor three groups for their ag efforts
Ag Fest to honor three groups for their ag efforts
College Hill High School in Corvallis, Echo FFA and the North Powder Farm to School Program will receive awards Sunday at Ag Fest.
After 15 years, ranchers, government defeat anti-grazing lawsuit
After 15 years, ranchers, government defeat anti-grazing lawsuit
An environmentalist lawsuit filed 15 years ago against livestock grazing in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest has been dismissed by a federal judge.
Spud farm’s bankruptcy case dismissed
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Wolves’ presence in SW Oregon changes everything for ranchers
Wolves’ presence in SW Oregon changes everything for ranchers
Experts say OR54 will probably form a pack and wildlife services would be limited.
Potato stocks on par with previous year
Potato stocks on par with previous year
Potato shrinkage and loss, disappearance are down from a year ago due to a smaller crop.
Temperature swings throw ‘curveball’ at SW Oregon tree fruit
Temperature swings throw ‘curveball’ at SW Oregon tree fruit
January’s temperatures were slightly warmer than normal and early February featured eight days of spring-like weather that was followed by a hard freeze.
Looming trade issue opens doors for Oregon hazelnuts
Looming trade issue opens doors for Oregon hazelnuts
Report leads Chinese consul general to invite Oregon hazelnut representatives for meeting.
Oregon regulators challenge county’s rural housing zone
Oregon regulators challenge county’s rural housing zone
A land use change in Oregon’s Douglas County allowing 20-acre home sites on 22,500 acres of farm and forestland has been appealed by state regulators and a conservation group.

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