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Why Are So Many Farmers Markets Failing? Because The Market Is Saturated

Farmers aren't producing enough to keep up with the number of smaller markets that keep popping up, often in close proximity to others. This results in fewer customers, unsold food, and maybe closure.

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Researchers Are Developing A Gluten-Free Grain For People With Celiac Disease

People with Celiac disease are a bit closer to enjoying gluten products again.

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Troubled Oregon Megadairy Sold To Lone Bidder, Cows Auctioned

Now all that’s left is to clean up more than 30 million gallons of manure and wastewater remaining on the property, south of the Columbia River outside Boardman.

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Massive Loss Of Thousands Of Hives Afflicts Orchard Growers And Beekeepers

Honey bees deal with many stressors: chemicals, climate change and viruses. But this year, a tiny mite has wiped out colonies, causing worry over whether there are enough bees left to do their jobs.

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Recent Winter Storms Don't Fix Western Oregon's Water Woes

Ski areas love the snow, but the water outlook is still not great for western Oregon.

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Chickpeas Sit In Silos As Trump's Trade Wars Wage On

The largest importers of crops like lentils, garbanzos or peas — China and India — aren't buying, due to trade wars and tariffs. But farmers already planted in anticipation of sales.

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6 Years, 2 Missed Deadlines, And Still Yakima Valley's Water Needs Cleaned Up

The Yakima Valley used to be known for its cold, refreshing drinking water. But decades of intensive agricultural production have left residents — especially those working the farms — with a tainted water source.

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Oregon Ranchers Upset By Wild Horse Release

An apparent relocation of wild horses to Oregon’s Malheur National Forest has upset ranchers who say the area is already overstocked with the animals.

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Oregon Filbert Production Expected To Double By 2025

Drive almost anywhere in the Willamette Valley and you'll pass hazelnut orchards. And more orchards are going in.

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This Pesticide Poisons Kids, But It's Still Sprayed On Washington Orchards

A court battle is raging over whether or not the EPA should ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos. In the meantime, Pacific Northwest farmers keep using it.

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