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Northwest wheat to fight hunger in Yemen

- The U.S. Agency for International Development has purchased 200,000 tons of Northwest wheat that will be sent to Yemen, where citizens are facing the largest food security emergency in the world.

Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision enters home stretch

- A final draft of the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision calls for increased timber harvest and restoration across the Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman and Malheur national forests in northeast Oregon.

Rep. Walden joins call for Oregon wildfire aid

- U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., wrote a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting federal aid for farmers and ranchers affected by wildfires burning across the state.

USDA vows $12 billion for farmers, ranchers affected by tariffs

- Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced three new programs Tuesday to assist farmers and ranchers affected by the Trump administration’s trade war with China and other partners.

Eastern Oregon wheat harvest off to fiery start

- Hot and dry weather is elevating the risk of field and grass fires for farmers heading into wheat harvest in Eastern Oregon.

Famous Hermiston watermelons nearing harvest

- Hermiston watermelons are almost ready to harvest, and growers say they are excited about this year’s “exceptional” quality.

Agriculture secretary meets with Eastern Oregon farmers

- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue arrived Tuesday in Rufus, alongside Rep. Greg Walden, to meet with local farmers.

Waste permit revoked for controversial Boardman dairy

- The Oregon Department of Agriculture and Department of Environmental Quality have revoked the waste management permit for Lost Valley Farm.

Forest Service to reveal final draft of revised Blue Mountains plan

- The U.S. Forest Service is ready to unveil its final environmental impact statement for the much-anticipated Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision, covering 5.5 million acres of public forests in Eastern Oregon.

Congress considers new hope for hemp

- Congress may make versatile crop legal after decades in the shadow of marijuana.