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Shasta Livestock Sale February 6

RECEIPTS:                     This Week: 816 Last Week: 2605 COMPARED TO LAST WEEK: Slaughter cows steady on fleshy cows and $8-$10 higher on feeder cows. Not a good test on feeders on light supply. Light calves $20-$40 lower. Off lots & singles $30-$60 below top offerings. SLAUGHTER […]

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tomato seedlings sprouting

last weekend I placed some seeds inside this little seed starter in my greenhouse.  The first of February always seems to be the correct time to start tomato plants, giving them time to grow and begin to mature before they get set out into the garden. I placed seeds for Brandywine variety and they have […]

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Shasta Livestock sale

RECEIPTS:                     This Week: 2606 Last Week: 831 COMPARED TO LAST WEEK: Slaughter cows and bulls steady. Bred cows & pairs $200+ lower on nearly 700 head and no rain. Stockers & feeders $10-$30 higher than last week. Off lots and singles $30-$60 below top offerings. […]

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Grow veggies- grow seed

Grow veggies- grow seed

it has been so warm in the greenhouse, the Bok Choy has decided to bolt.  at the same time, the Broccoli decided to start flowering too.  Well, when you are dealt lemons, it’s time to make lemonade.  so I cut the tops of the broccoli only because I have plenty of seed and allow the […]

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FW: ODA News Release: Avian influenza restrictions lifted in Douglas County – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has lifted restrictions in Douglas County related to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). There have been no new detections of HPAI in the county since the original incident in December affecting a flock of backyard birds in Winston. As a result of ODA’s action, the movement of poultry and poultry […]

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OFB Update – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

Industrial hemp legislation introduced in Congress Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and 46 bipartisan co-sponsors recently introduced H.R. 525, The Industrial Hemp Farming Act. The bill would make the crop legal to plant by removing it from the federal list of controlled substances. The companion bill, S. 134, was introduced in the Senate earlier this month […]

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OFB Update – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

Industrial hemp legislation introduced in Congress Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and 46 bipartisan co-sponsors recently introduced H.R. 525, The Industrial Hemp Farming Act. The bill would make the crop legal to plant by removing it from the federal list of controlled substances. The companion bill, S. 134, was introduced in the Senate earlier this month […]

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Shasta livestock sale

RECEIPTS:                       This Week: 831 Last Week: 1897 COMPARED TO LAST WEEK: Slaughter cows $4 lower on limited supply. Feeder cows $110-$125. Steers under 650 lbs & heifers under 600 lbs $15-$20 lower. Bigger cattle mostly steady. Off lots and singles $35-$60 below top offerings. […]

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Farm Bureau hears wolf update

  In their meeting at the Black Bear Restaurant on January 20, members were introduced to Jenny Dresler, governmental affairs associate of the Oregon Farm Bureau. Dresler is a native of Portland, but took a round-about path leading to her eventual hiring at the OFB two months ago. She will be involved in legislative work […]

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$18 Million Available to Support Training

$18 Million Available to Support Training for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers By Traci Bruckner, tracib@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs The US Department of Agriculture announced more than $18 million in funding available to support training, mentoring, and development of beginning farmers and ranchers through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.   We helped create and […]

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