Tag Archives: Agriculture

Our View: What is good hemp? OSU will decide – Opinion

No, we’re not talking about pot. We’re talking hemp — the crop by which Oregon is poised to help transform the agricultural world, including Lane County.Oregon State University has just launched the nation’s largest hemp research center. This is more than ag field testing, although that’s part of it. The Global Hemp Innovation Center covers […]
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Researchers use tiny wasp to control stinkbugs

The samurai wasp may be small, but it is a mighty assassin of one of Oregon agriculture’s most detested pests — the brown marmorated stinkbug. No bigger than a pinhead, the tiny wasp lays its eggs inside the eggs of stinkbugs, killing the host when they hatch. Source: Researchers use tiny wasp to control stinkbugs […]
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Christmas tree checkoff supporters prevail in referendum

Supporters of a national checkoff program aimed at promoting real Christmas trees have prevailed in another hard-fought referendum against opponents who believe it’s ineffectual. About 55% of farmers and importers voted in favor of the checkoff, which generates about $1.8 million a year in mandatory fees of 15 cents per tree. Source: Christmas tree checkoff […]
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Researchers use tiny wasp to control stinkbugs

The samurai wasp may be small, but it is a mighty assassin of one of Oregon agriculture’s most detested pests — the brown marmorated stinkbug. No bigger than a pinhead, the tiny wasp lays its eggs inside the eggs of stinkbugs, killing the host when they hatch. Source: Researchers use tiny wasp to control stinkbugs […]
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Opinion: Encouraging Oregon’s growth in ‘farm-to-label’ economy

Oregon’s well-known farm-to-table restaurant scene has given rise to a new breed of food and beverage company that makes use of our state’s extensive and flavorful agricultural resources, making products that are unique, delicious and exportable – across the United States and abroad. Stalwarts of this sector include brands such as Kettle Chips, Tillamook Cheese […]
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Natural Resource Report

Someone has done the calculations, and it turns out that Oregon is responsible for 0.14 percent of the world’s carbon emissions. This means that 99.86 percent comes from outside of our little slice of the Pacific Northwest. Oregon is abundant in natural resources. Timber, food and nursery production reign. It is no accident that we […]
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Our View: Hemp has a future in Lane County

Hemp is more than the future of Oregon agriculture. It is the present, and Lane County is poised to be a major player as hemp has rapidly emerged from marijuana’s shadow. In fact, with hemp as a growth industry and Oregon’s marijuana market oversaturated, some marijuana growers have switched crops. Source: Our View: Hemp has […]
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Agriculture has key role in climate solutions 

U.S. agriculture’s integration of science and technology can lead the way in combating climate change worldwide. Agriculture, particularly the livestock sector, often gets a bad rap in discussions about climate change, but ranchers and farmers recently told a U.S. Senate committee they have an intimate stake in environmental sustainability and have welcomed advancements that lighten […]
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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

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