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Oregon farmers short-changed in farm bill, Merkley says

Sen. Jeff Merkley says Oregon farmers were short-changed in the nine-month extension of the 2008 Farm Bill that Congress passed.

Metro may seek lottery funds for Convention Center hotel

Metro officials consider seeking $15 million in state lottery funds to help fund a proposed hotel at the Oregon Convention Center.

GMO ban on Jackson County ballot

Jackson County voters will decide in May 2014 whether to ban genetically modified crops.

Oregon State Fair could get new management

Other management options are being considered for the Oregon State Fair amid complaints about how the fair has been run recently.

Nicky USA acquires Aurora organic farm

Portland meat distributor Nicky USA acquired a 31-acre farm in Aurora to begin raising its own meat.

W+K picks John C Jay to lead smaller shop

Wieden+Kennedy picked global co-executive creative director John C Jay to lead W+K Garage, the company's new independent creative shop.

Bus company in fatal Oregon crash banned from U.S.

The driver of a motor coach that crashed in Oregon last month, killing nine, had worked in excess of what is allowed, according to the USDOT, which has ordered the Canadian bus company to cease operations in the U.S.