Agriculture

Agriculture
Family pear business passes to fourth generation
High Five
Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Meyer Orchards celebrated their centennial on July 4 with a picnic as they prepare to hand the family pear business down to a fourth generation.

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Young OSU grad to open Baker's first winery
High Five
Thursday, July 01, 2010

25-year-old Travis Cook plans to become Baker County's first vintner despite early frosts, lack of irrigation water and high start up costs.

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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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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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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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