Agriculture

Agriculture
Emergency declaration for wolves denied
High Five
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wallowa County sought a state of emergency declaration to deal with a growing wolf population, but requests were denied.

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Statewide ban on butterfly bush forces nurseries to adapt
July 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010

0710_ATS03Butterfly bushes love the Oregon rain — a little too much. These popular purple plants have become the bullies of wet Oregon regions, pushing out indigenous species and landing themselves on the noxious weed list. In response, Oregon became the only state to ban Buddleja Davidii in January.

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Living with wolves
High Five
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wolves are returning to Northeastern Oregon, a fact that pleases environmentalists and makes ranchers fear for their livestock.
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Rock dust for urban farmers
High Five
Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Portland organic fertilizer company Concentrates specializes in the growing industry of urban farming.

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Hemp vs. the DEA
High Five
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Activists and farmers say that legalizing hemp production could mean a huge boost to Oregon's economy.
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