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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

As a temporary rule allowing Oregon farmers to grow canola was put on hold, many farmers are unsure of what they will plant this fall.

"Canola is something we could grow and make some money off of, and not being allowed to do it is very frustrating," [Rickreall-based grower Dean] Freeborn said.

The Aug. 31 decision by Rick T. Haselton, chief judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals, puts on hold any plans to grow canola in the valley until next spring at the earliest.

By then, the ODA could have in place a permanent rule allowing some canola production in the valley.

Read more at Capital Press.

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