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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