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Klamath farmers, ranchers get 2018 operations plan

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — It may be several months late, but farmers and ranchers in the Klamath Project finally know just how much water is available for the 2018 irrigation season — pending an injunction requested by the Klamath Tribes to protect...


Uncertain times for Oregon wheat industry

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The beginning of spring ushers a flurry of activity on the vast, rolling wheat fields of Umatilla and Morrow counties in northeast Oregon. Farmers drive large sprayer rigs over still-green plants to control weeds and pests,...


Eastern Oregon wheat farmers seeing improved yields

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Sitting in the cab of a John Deere tractor overlooking golden hills of wheat, Kuper Bracher waited patiently one morning last week and watched as a pair of combine harvesters passed slowly in the distance. This is the second...


Eastern Oregon farmers seek to eradicate tumbleweeds

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Tumbleweeds are a common sight across Eastern Oregon, rolling over the vast landscape like something out of an Old West movie. They are also a scourge for dryland wheat farmers, spreading hundreds of thousands of tiny seeds...


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