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Oregon to craft new proposal for managing wolves

- Ranchers and conservation groups indicated they may have common ground on a new framework for managing wolf-livestock conflicts proposed Tuesday during a stakeholder meeting in Salem.

Governor, senators request additional relief for Oregon ranchers

- Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley sent a letter Wednesday to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue asking to extend emergency CRP grazing for ranchers affected by wildfires in Wasco, Sherman, Wheeler an...

Oregon wine industry continues to grow

- The 2017 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Report was released Sept. 19, showing overall increases in sales, revenue and production.

Heat, smoke not expected to diminish Oregon potato harvest

- Potato farmers across Oregon are expecting solid yields and quality, despite intense heat and wildfire smoke during the growing season.

Trustee to take over management of troubled dairies

- Greg te Velde will lose control of his three dairies, including Lost Valley Farm in Oregon, after a bankruptcy judge ruled he will appoint a trustee for the operations.

USDA approves emergency grazing, cover crops in north-central Oregon

- USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced relief for farmers and ranchers affected by wildfires that burned earlier this summer in Wasco and Sherman counties.

ODFW reissues wolf kill permit in Wallowa County

- The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has reissued a permit for RL Cattle Company of Enterprise to shoot one wolf in the Chesnimnus Unit after experiencing four livestock depredations since June.