Tag Archives: Farmers/Farms/Farming

Editorial: Agriculture a big tent

Oregon agriculture is a big tent. From the smallest acreage in Western Oregon to the largest ranch in Eastern Oregon, from the newest hemp farm in Central Oregon to the multi-generational grass seed operation in the Willamette Valley, and whether they follow conventional, organic or even biodynamic practices, they are all Oregon farmers. Source: Editorial: […]
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ODA is now accepting applications for the Organic Certification Cost Share Program

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) allocated more than $17.4 million for the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP) nationwide. Oregon was awarded $284,000 up from $258,000 in Source: ODA is now accepting applications for the Organic Certification Cost Share Program

Editorial: Close the gap on water in the Deschutes Basin

Farmers near Madras and Culver have had to again this year let some of their land fallow because of lack of water, as The Bulletin reported on Saturday. But there are possible solutions in the works to better meet the gap between supply and demand for water in the Deschutes Basin. Source: Editorial: Close the […]
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Reservoir depletion forces Madras farmers to leave fields fallow

Wickiup Reservoir is at 11% of capacity as irrigation season draws to a close. For the second year in a row, Madras farmer Phil Fine has left a quarter of his fields fallow amid water restrictions caused by low levels at Wikiup Reservoir. With a water crisis expected to continue another year, he doesn’t think […]
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NORPAC’s buyer plans to close Stayton plant, lay off 485

The Oregon Potato Co. plans to close a plant in Stayton next month and lay off all 485 employees who work there, beginning at the end of October. Source: NORPAC’s buyer plans to close Stayton plant, lay off 485 – oregonlive.com

Stayton layoffs coming pending NORPAC sale to Oregon Potato company

NORPAC has filed notice it will lay off 485 workers and close its Stayton processing facility closes Oct. 31 as part of the company’s filing for bankruptcy and the impending sale of its assets to Oregon Potato Company for $155.5 million. Source: Stayton layoffs coming pending NORPAC sale to Oregon Potato company

Oregon Fruit And Vegetable Processor Closes Stayton Plant, Resulting In 485 Layoffs

NORPAC, a Salem-based fruit and vegetable cooperative, has announced it will permanently close its Stayton plant and terminate 485 employees. Source: Oregon Fruit And Vegetable Processor Closes Stayton Plant, Resulting In 485 Layoffs . News | OPB

Wolf Workshop In Jackson County To Prepare For Rogue Pack, Livestock Conflicts

Growing conflicts last year between a Southwest Oregon wolf pack and livestock are the inspiration for a workshop in Jackson County this weekend. Source: Wolf Workshop In Jackson County To Prepare For Rogue Pack, Livestock Conflicts | Jefferson Public Radio

Two new Century Farms in Jefferson County, 15 statewide

The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program, administered through the Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education, is one of the oldest agricultural heritage programs in the nation. Source: Two new Century Farms in Jefferson County, 15 statewide – KTVZ

Workshop will show ranchers and others ways to keep wolves at bay

After a while, the gyrating “Air Dancer” inflatable tubes used to hawk used cars at downtown lots stopped curbing livestock kills at Ted Birdseye’s rural ranch, which has become a frequent dining location for gray wolf OR-7’s Rogue Pack. For two months the yellow and green dancing tubes kept the pack at bay — until […]
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