Agriculture

Agriculture
Hermiston watermelon season begins
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Friday, July 19, 2013

Hermiston's famed watermelon harvest has begun, and is expected to run until early October.

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Hemp measure makes the farm bill
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A provision that could make industrial hemp farming legal made it into the U.S. House-passed farm bill. Rep. Earl Blumenauer is happy that colleges and universities would be able to grow hemp for research purposes.

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Oregon ranchers seek help from fires
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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Oregon ranchers affected by wildfires can now apply for help through a new program.

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Oregon helps pot dispensaries go legit
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Monday, July 15, 2013

The Oregon Legislature approved new regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries, part of a larger effort to legitimize hundreds of dispensaries that are currently operating in a legal gray area.

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South Korea resumes Oregon wheat purchases
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

South Korean flour mills are resuming buying soft white wheat from the Pacific Northwest, the first break in export sales since GM plants were found in Oregon.

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