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Protecting Farmworkers From Pesticides By Sheltering Them Indoors Draws Skepticism

Proposed rules designed to protect Oregon farmworkers from pesticide exposure has both farmers and worker advocates on edge.

Environment | News | Forestry | local | Agriculture | Business | Economy | Climate change

Why Your Future Christmas Tree Might Be Hard To Find

You might be in the market for a Christmas tree right about now, but have you thought about what type of Christmas tree you want in eight years?

local | News | Environment | Land use | Land | Agriculture | Food

Grazing Slowly Returning To Land Scorched By 2015 Soda Fire

BLM officials will use 30 miles of targeted grazing fuel breaks as part of its plan to protect the restoration work it has done following the 2015 Soda Fire.

Agriculture | Air | Environment | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Portlanders Weigh In On Oregon's New Air Pollution Rules

At a hearing in Portland Wednesday, Oregon environmental regulators took questions and comments on the new statewide air pollution rules they’re proposing.

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Oregon Frozen Food Company Iced Out By Worker Shortage

Labor woes are not unique to Smith Frozen Foods — it is an issue that has affected all corners of the agricultural and manufacturing industries, from the farm to the factory.

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

As Northwest States Kill Wolves, Researchers Cast Doubt On Whether It Works

Northwest states have struck a compromise between preserving wolves and preventing livestock damage. Scientific evidence suggests it's an approach that will fail both wolf survival and ranchers.

Agriculture | News | Business | local

Illegal Cannabis Grows Continue Even In Era Of Legalization

Cannabis may be legal in Washington and Oregon, but police continue to bust illegal marijuana operations that are not licensed by the state.

Agriculture | News | Business | local

Washington Wine Could Cost More With State Squeeze On Wastewater

Washington state is proposing changes to how winery wastewater is handled. And that could mean consumers are in for some “bottle shock” when their favorite Washington wine gets more expensive.

Flora and Fauna | Agriculture | Forestry | Environment

Deadly Plant Disease Confirmed For First Time In Pacific Northwest Fir Trees

For the first time, scientists have found a deadly plant disease infecting fir trees in the Pacific Northwest.

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Southern Oregon Megafire May Help Suppress Devastating Tree Disease

Crews working the Chetco Bar wildfire had more to consider than just the flames once it spread into a quarantine zone where a disease was devastating trees.


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