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Easy raised beds

    Last year I built five raised beds for my garden. I have gotten tired of tilling and more importantly, tired of bending all the way to the ground. As my age goes up, my flexibility goes down. Funny how that happens. The first two I built were 3 x 12″ lumber and they […]

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Oregon’s new ag mag

The Oregon Department of Agriculture announces the premiere issue of a new magazine, Growing Oregon: A guide to the state’s agriculture, food and markets with the publication targeting potential buyers of the state’s products. The magazine provides a comprehensive look at Oregon farmers, ranchers, and fishermen as well as food processing. The publication also pairs with a website that provides a digital […]

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Oregon Farm Bureau seeks calendar photos through 9/15

Oregon Farm Bureau seeks calendar photos through 9/15   Oregon Farm Bureau invites the public to submit photos for its 2015 Oregon’s Bounty calendar through September 15 . The award-winning calendar celebrates all aspects of Oregon agriculture: the commodities, the people, the production, the landscape, the enjoyment, anything that depicts the beauty, technology, culture, or […]

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Farm Bill that will strengthen and expand insurance coverage options for farmers and ranchers.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced continued progress in implementing provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill that will strengthen and expand insurance coverage options for farmers and ranchers. The new Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO), available through the federal crop insurance program and set to begin with the 2015 crop year, is designed to […]

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submit photos for its 2015 Oregon’s Bounty calendar.

Oregon Farm Bureau invites the public to submit photos for its 2015 Oregon’s Bounty calendar. The award-winning calendar celebrates all aspects of Oregon agriculture: the commodities, the people, the production, the landscape, the enjoyment, anything that depicts the beauty, technology, culture, or tradition of family farming and ranching. Summer is a great time to capture […]

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17 Oregon Farm Bureau Scholarships awarded – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

17 Oregon Farm Bureau Scholarships awarded Ø The Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation OAEF is pleased to announce the 16 recipients of the Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship program is open to any Oregon High School graduate and/or current college students with one full year of college transcripts preparing for a career in agriculture […]

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GMO labeling expensive?

  A recent study showing how mandatory labels for foods made with genetically modified ingredients would cost families in one state hundreds of additional dollars each year at the grocery store is yet another reason why Congress shouldn’t delay in passing the bipartisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 4432), according to farmers and […]

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USDA continues to support Oregon’s Upper Klamath Basin, helps landowners conser | NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $11 million to assist agricultural producers in water conservation and water quality efforts in Oregon’s Upper Klamath basin over the next five years. “Landowners, conservation partners and tribes have taken a proactive approach to water resource issues in the basin, […]

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OFB Update – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

Rising temperatures will cause Oregon’s snowpack to melt earlier and lead to drier summers, raising fears of increased catastrophic wildfires, a new Obama administration report on climate change warned last week. Between 1895 and 2011, temperatures increased across the Pacific Northwest by an average of 1.3 degrees, according to the National Climate Assessment, an interagency […]

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OFB Update – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

Jackson County has been added to an growing list of Oregon counties declared to be in a drought emergency by order of Gov. John Kitzhaber. Kitzhaber signed an executive order Tuesday at the request of Jackson County commissioners who asked for the declaration in March; the Oregon Drought Council approved the recommendation in April based […]

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