Agriculture

Agriculture
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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Milk prices sour dairy outlook
High Five
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Mallorie's Dairy of Silverton is closing after 56 years of producing milk, due to declining milk prices.
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Forests targeted for biomass
High Five
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Eastern Oregon's federally-managed forests are at risk of drought, disease and wildfires, but Governor-elect John Kitzhaber thinks biomass could be the solution.
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Bend cafes compost by the bin
High Five
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Three restaurants in Bend's Old Mill District have been turning their scraps into compost for a local farm that sells its wares at local farmers markets.
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Study examines mushroom habitat
January 2011
Thursday, December 16, 2010
0111_ATS13Mushroom harvester camps in the Crescent Ranger District, which collectively rival the population of nearby towns, are weighing in on how forests are managed in an effort to protect the country’s top-producing Matsutake area.
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