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End Of An Icon: Historic Nelson House Burned In Substation Fire

For years it stood alone, tucked into a hollow on the high plains of Oregon. Now it's gone. Oregon lost the iconic Charles Nelson House to the ongoing Substation Fire.

Forestry | Agriculture | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Energy | Fish & Wildlife

Lawmakers Set Sights On Changes To Endangered Species Act

Members of the House Western Caucus announce legislation they say will "modernize" a seminal environmental law.

Air | Agriculture | Health | Environment | Communities

Oregon Finalizes Farmworker Pesticide Protection Standards

New state rules offer greater protections for farmworkers than federal standards.

News | Agriculture | Land use | Climate change | Land | local | Business | Food

Wine Country Takes Root In New Places To Combat Climate Change

As climate change heats valleys up, wineries are taking action — moving to cooler zones, planting varieties that do better in the heat and shading their grapes with more leaf canopy.

Agriculture | Flora and Fauna | NW Life | Environment | local | Animals | Science

Native Bees And Alfalfa Seed Farmers, A NW Love Story

Walla Walla Valley farmers have cultivated some 18 million Northwest native pollinators called alkali bees to help their alfalfa grow. It's one of the most unusual partnerships in agriculture.

News | Agriculture | local | Environment

State Revokes Operating Permit For Troubled Oregon Mega-Dairy

State regulators pulled the plug on Oregon's second largest dairy Wednesday, revoking Lost Valley Farm's waste management permit.

News | Agriculture | local | Environment

Wyden: Legalizing Hemp A Big Opportunity For Oregon

Lawmakers are working together to push the Hemp Legalization Act of 2018, to legalize and clearly define hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the list of controlled substances.

News | Agriculture | Environment | local | Fish & Wildlife | Science

Bumblebee Blues: Pacific Northwest Pollinator In Trouble

Bumblebees are important pollinators, but some species have disappeared from places where they were once common, possibly because of the same factors that have been killing honeybees.

News | Agriculture | Environment | local | Communities | Fish & Wildlife

Gray Wolves Could Lose Protections As 'Endangered' Status Reconsidered

A new status review of endangered gray wolves could lead to reduced protections. 

News | Agriculture | local | Nation

ODA Weighs Seeking $10 Million Budget Increase

Oregon’s farm regulators are contemplating a request to increase their budget by approximately $10 million in the 2019-2021 budget cycle.


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