STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Oregon Cold
The weather has certainly been cold in recent days, but locally, we have been nowhere near any record low. The record lows this time of year tend to be in the -30 to -25 degree range. One state that h... Posted on 12/12/13 at 7:48 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — The federal government has declared a natural disaster area in the California-Oregon border region in an effort to bring relief to farmers and ranchers stricken by an ongoing drought, the U.S. Agriculture Department announced Thursday.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Conservation groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop federal wildlife agents from carrying out a state order to destroy a pair of wolves that are blamed for killing cattle in northeastern Oregon.
EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s new ban on most field burning takes effect this summer. How-ever, grass seed farmers and environmental lawyers are still sparring over how to determine who’s entitled to a burn permit out of a small allotment for farmers facing extreme economic hardship.
EUGENE, Ore. — As farmer Jim Evonuk walked through his muddy field of strawberries on Seavey Loop Road last week, stomping through puddles between rows, a steady drizzle falling from a steel-gray sky turned suddenly into a pelting downpour, sending Evonuk to the shelter of his barn.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Gov. Ted Kulongoski issued a state drought declaration for Klamath and surrounding counties on Wednesday, and asked the Obama administration to follow suit with a federal disaster declaration so farmers can get loans and other assistance.
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