Category Archives: Capital Press

Washington drought grows; Ecology has $2 million for relief

As drought spreads in Washington, the Department of Ecology is preparing to make $2 million available for drought-relief projects. A moderate drought covers more than one-third of the state, triple the area from two weeks ago, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported Thursday. Source: Washington drought grows; Ecology has $2 million for relief | Water | […]
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Northwest agriculture: You’re not in Kansas

A drive through Oregon’s Willamette Valley will quickly convince any Midwesterner that agriculture in the Pacific Northwest is far different from the Corn Belt. Source: Northwest agriculture: You’re not in Kansas

Wolf’s comeback in US triggers debate on protection levels

The gray wolf is on track for a remarkable comeback after being almost exterminated in the contiguous United States, but a Trump administration proposal to take the iconic symbol of the wild off the endangered species list has exposed divisions among states. California says it opposes delisting the wolf, while Washington state said it agrees. […]
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Oregon governor reverses state’s position on wolf delisting

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is urging the federal government not to lift Endangered Species Act protections for wolves, contradicting an earlier position taken by state wildlife regulators. Source: Oregon governor reverses state’s position on wolf delisting

Seed experts from around world gather in Oregon

Robert Dent, a seed producer and seed company owner in Tasmania, Australia, said the International Herbage Seed Group Conference, held in Oregon, May 14-16, was an opportunity to pick up the latest information on growing pasture seed. Source: Seed experts from around world gather in Oregon | Research Center | capitalpress.com

Commentary: Wolves and Oregon’s wildlife commission

Oregon’s wolves are in serious trouble. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) recently announced their support for a misguided and reckless proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to end federal Endangered Species Act protections for all gray wolves across the Lower 48 states (“ODFW supports federal wolf delisting,” May 13). Source: […]
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Isolation area proposed for Willamette Valley canola

Nearly 937,000 acres in Oregon’s Willamette Valley would be off-limits to canola production to prevent cross-pollination with related crops under newly proposed regulations. Source: Isolation area proposed for Willamette Valley canola | Oregon | capitalpress.com

ODFW supports federal wolf delisting

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife supports removing endangered species protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48 states. Source: ODFW supports federal wolf delisting | Livestock | capitalpress.com

Forecast: Water supplies across Oregon mixed

Oregon farmers and ranchers can expect mixed irrigation supplies heading into summer after months of fast-changing weather. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service released its statewide water outlook report for May, predicting near- to above-average stream flows in eastern and southern Oregon, and near- to below-average stream flows in central and western Oregon. Source: Forecast: […]
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Critics warn chlorpyrifos ban would set dangerous precedent

Critics of a proposed ban on chlorpyrifos insecticides in Oregon argue the bill would not only harm farmers but also set a dangerous legislative precedent. Source: Critics warn chlorpyrifos ban would set dangerous precedent | Oregon | capitalpress.com