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ODFW Commission hears wolf plan testimony

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ODFW Commission hears wolf plan testimony

The meeting was dominated by input on the Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan’s five-year review. In the heart of Southern Oregon’s burgeoning wolf territory, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Friday took testimony on the state’s draft wolf plan revision. Source: ODFW Commission hears wolf plan testimony – – Capital Press

In ‘minor miracle,’ most cull onions in Idaho, Oregon disposed of

Most of the 100 million pounds of onions ruined in Idaho and Eastern Oregon this winter have been properly disposed of. Both states extended their normal deadline for cull onion disposal from March 15 to April 15 because of the logistical magnitude of disposing of that many onions in a short period of time. The […]
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Oregon drops several defenses in $1.4 billion timber lawsuit

Oregon’s government has agreed to drop several defenses against a class action lawsuit brought by counties that seeks $1.4 billion for insufficient logging of state forests. The State of Oregon has conceded that a class action lawsuit seeking $1.4 billion for insufficient timber harvests isn’t blocked by the statute of limitations. The state government has […]
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Portland students get first-hand look at possible wolf depredation

-Two teens from the Sunnyside Environmental School witness field biologist investigate cow, calf killed in Wallowa County.- A trip to the Eastern Oregon this spring gave two Portland school kids a rare glimpse into raising livestock in the county where half of the state’s wolf population live. Source: Portland students get first-hand look at possible […]
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With fewer farm laborers, is Mechanization Era dawning? — Guest Opinion

With President Trump in the White House at least until 2020, the endless cheap labor supply may completely dry up. For decades, the U.S. agriculture industry has lobbied hard for more non-immigrant guestworker visas to help harvest its crops. Ag leaders and their congressional representatives argue, with some truth, that no matter the wage, Americans […]
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Oregon’s $1 billion fish plan shouldn’t cost Idaho — Opinion

We can’t explain Oregon leaders’ obsession with fish, but we do know that whatever they plan to do, the cost shouldn’t fall to the people of Idaho. The state of Oregon has a plan that could cost Idaho farmers, electricity rate payers and others a bundle of money. The plan — to reintroduce salmon and […]
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Wolf plan hearing should be in NE Oregon – – Opinion

It seems to us that Oregon Fish and Wildlife commissioners would want to make it easier to hear from people for whom wolves are not an abstract attraction. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission has scheduled two public hearings on an updated wolf management plan. Many ranchers in wolf country would counter that state wildlife […]
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Researchers discuss cloud seeding efforts

Cloud seeding and its potential to increase snowpack levels were a main topic of discussion during a joint meeting of the Western Snow Conference and Weather Modification Association. Because of the extraordinary amount of snow that fell across the Western U.S. this winter, most people probably didn’t see cloud seeding efforts to boost snowpack as […]
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Dairy industry wants broken safety net fixed 

Joaquin Contente was one of 25,162 U.S. dairy farmers who had faith that a new federal safety net would protect them from a repeat of the battering they had taken in 2009, when markets collapsed during the global recession and milk prices sank far below the cost of production. But they found out the hard […]
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