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Options for Farmers with Delayed Planting from Wet Conditions

SPOKANE, WA — Cool and extremely wet weather in the inland Northwest has caused crop damage and slowed planting this spring. Dave Paul, Director of USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) Spokane Regional Office, encourages producers faced with questions on prevented planting, replant or crop losses this spring, to contact their agent for more information.

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Oregon on alert for Equine Herpes Virus following outbreaks in other states

Oregon on alert for Equine Herpes Virus following outbreaks in other states

ODA — A recent outbreak of the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) traced to a horse show in Utah has not been reported in Oregon, but veterinarians around the state have been alerted to monitor any signs of the disease. EHV-1 has been confirmed in other states including Washington and Colorado, and is […]

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Insect trapping season gets underway in Oregon

Insect trapping season gets underway in Oregon

Thousands of traps are about to be placed for gypsy moth & other invasive insects ODA – A cool spring has slowed the life cycle of gypsy moths and other invasive insects in Oregon, but detection efforts for these plant-eating pests are about to heat up. The Oregon Department of Agriculture will begin to place […]

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Second Oregon horse tests positive for Equine Herpes Virus

ODA – A second Oregon horse has tested positive for a neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus traced to a horse show in Utah. Confirmation of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) has been made on a horse in Umatilla County that was in close contact with other horses that had attended the Utah show. This follows […]

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Oregon Invasive Weed Awareness Week heightens public awareness

Early detection, rapid response is key to battling weeds ODA — For the seventh consecutive year, Oregon’s battle with invasive noxious weeds has been deemed important enough to warrant a governor’s proclamation designating Oregon Invasive Weed Awareness Week, this year running May 15-21.

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Cold, wet spring slows down Oregon agriculture

Cold, wet spring slows down Oregon agriculture

Many crops get a late start, but agriculture can still catch up in the months to come ODA — As April draws to a close, Oregonians can almost count on one hand the number of days this month without rain and count on the other hand the number of days the thermometer has reached the […]

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Don’t let baby chicks cause health problems this Easter

Don’t let baby chicks cause health problems this Easter

State Veterinarian advises parents to protect young children from infectious diseases ODA — Fluffy newborn chicks may be cute and cuddly, but the traditional Easter holiday icon can also lead to infectious disease, particularly affecting young children. That’s why parents are once again advised this spring to use common sense and caution when it comes […]

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Oregon agriculture looks at new international markets

ODA on the lookout for emerging markets, including India and SE Asia ODA — China stands tall as an international market for Oregon agriculture that has scarcely reached its full potential. Japan, despite the recent issues related to the March earthquake and tsunami, remains a long-standing and loyal customer. South Korea, with a possible free […]

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With Walden’s support, House moves to protect farmers and others from duplicative permit requirement that threatens public health

With Walden’s support, House moves to protect farmers and others from duplicative permit requirement that threatens public health

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House of Representatives today passed bipartisan legislation that would block new regulations that would subject farmers, mosquito control districts, and others to duplicative permitting and tens of thousands of dollars in counter-productive fines.

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