Agriculture

Agriculture
Farmers begin planting Monsanto beets
High Five
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Farmers in Eastern Oregon have begun USDA-mandated training in order to grow Monsanto-made Roundup Ready beets.
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Mysterious wheat crop loss puzzles researchers
April 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
0411_WheatResearchers investigate what attacked thousands of acres of wheat in Eastern Oregon last fall—and whether it could happen again.
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Roasters cope with rising coffee costs
March 2011
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
0311_RoastersRaw coffee beans are getting more expensive. Whether or not the price you pay at the local café or grocery story for roasted beans or coffee has increased because of it depends largely on where you buy them.
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Oregon commodities rebound in 2010
March 2011
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
0311_CommoditiesDataburstOnly four of Oregon’s top 10 farm commodities increased value in 2010, yet overall state commodities increased 3.8% to $4.3 billion.
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Numbers don't add up for dairies
February 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
0211_MalloriesMilkThe closing of a longtime Oregon dairy has delivered another blow to an already fragile industry suffering from declining milk prices and rising feed costs. Five years ago Oregon had about 330 dairy farms that produced and sold milk. Today it has 280.
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