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Monsanto Settles With Pacific Northwest Wheat Farmers

posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat. Full Story

Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day

posted on November 7, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day
Election night turned into a “grand ol’ party” Tuesday as Republicans took back the majority in the U.S. Senate and built on their lead in the House. Full Story

Balance of Power in Play on Tuesday

posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Balance of Power in Play on Tuesday
The balance of power in the U.S. Senate is in play next week when 36 of the seats are up for grabs. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to take control of the chamber. Additions could be made in states like Iowa with the retirement of Tom... Full Story

Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

posted on October 3, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday. Full Story

Destructive Oregon Wildfire Threatens Homes

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Authorities say the wildfire burning in Oregon's wind-swept Columbia River Gorge has destroyed a home, damaged two others and is threatening 740 more. Full Story

Western Wildfires

posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:27 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A north-central Washington sheriff issued an urgent evacuation notice late Thursday for the wildfire-threatened small town of Pateros and officials were also evacuating a hospital in a nearby town, authorities... Full Story

Oregon Loses 1 in 5 Bee Colonies over the Winter

posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:34 AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — One in five of the state's commercial honeybee colonies did not survive the winter, according to data Oregon State University released Monday.  The school's experts say that if that kind of winter mortality... Full Story

Oregon Hopes To Be First State To Map GMO Fields

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:45 PM

If the mapping goes ahead, Oregon would be the first state to map fields and mandate preventive measures for modified crops. Advocates say Oregon could become a model for the rest of the nation. Full Story

8 States Sign Action Plan to Promote Clean Cars

posted on June 6, 2014 at 9:13 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight states on the East and West coasts have formally committed to working together to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the nation's roads by 2025.The so-called "action plan" released Thursday follows last... Full Story

Oregon Counties Ban Genetically Modified Crops

posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:56 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents of southern Oregon's agriculture-heavy Rogue Valley have voted to ban genetically modified crops from the area, setting up the next stage of a fight that has gained widespread attention. Companies that... Full Story

Scientists Want to Breed Fish to be Better Biters

posted on April 25, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Oregon (AP) -- In a lifetime of fishing for winter steelhead on Oregon's Alsea River, Stan Steele has seen it get harder and harder to hook into hatchery-bred fish. Instead, he has found he is more likely to hook the wild variety, whose numbers... Full Story

Lawsuits could lead to changes at fish hatcheries

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:38 PM

People on the West Coast have counted on fish hatcheries for more than a century to help rebuild populations of salmon and steelhead decimated by overfishing, logging, mining, agriculture and hydroelectric dams, and bring them to a level where... Full Story

Onion Growers Cheer Expected Water Rule Changes

posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:46 PM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is writing food safety rules to prevent contamination from the likes of salmonella and E. coli bacteria, and its first take made onion growers unhappy. Full Story

Christmas Tree Growers Face Challenges Across the Nation

posted on December 13, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Christmas Tree Growers Face Challenges Across the Nation
America’s first commercial Christmas tree farms sprouted on the east coast more than a century ago. But the family tradition of harvesting your own holiday flora remains strong across the country. Full Story

Oregon Police Use Google Earth to Bust Pot Garden

posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Police say the view from space helped them bust a medical marijuana garden with too many plants in Southern Oregon. Full Story
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