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Harper: When the farm calls you home

By Tiffany Harper in the Register-Guard, February 27, 2019 Leaving the family farm for more stable and lucrative opportunities is nothing new. As a young farmer, I knew that many people leave the farm to find more promising jobs, but I also had other reasons to question my future in agriculture. Not only was I […]

Canyon Views: From a Field of Weeds to a Field of Dreams

You have all heard of the field of dreams?  Not so very long ago we had a vast field of weeds and grass growing out of a swampy, muddy pool in the center of the play area at Cloverdale Elementary School. This was supposed to be the main game and activity area designated for our students. The potential […]

Rose Bowl Selects Mountain View Seeds as Official Seed Supplier

Changes to the Rose Bowl field include new approach using top-rated Kentucky bluegrass varieties from Mountain View Seeds. After more than a year of on-field trials and testing, Will Schnell, Head Groundskeeper, has selected Mountain View Seeds to be the official seed supplier to the Rose Bowl. Mountain View Seeds will provide the seed used […]

ScottsMiracle-Gro Announces 2016 ‘Pollinator Promise’ Through Its GRO1000 Garden and Greenspace Program

Company to Foster Pollinator-Friendly Habitats Across North America With Community Outreach and Garden Grants MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are nature’s unsung heroes, critical to the sustainability of one-third of the planet’s food supply and the health of millions of flower gardens. In an effort to help combat the […]

New report takes pulse of Oregon agriculture

Fewer farms, but more productive – just one finding SALEM, Ore. –Oregon agriculture’s large impact on the state’s economy is reaffirmed by an updated analysis and report released by Oregon State University. The OSU study, commissioned by the Oregon Department of Agriculture, quantifies the contributions of producers, processors, and others in a variety of economic snapshots ranging from sales to employment. “We’ve talked […]

What do Sports Field Managers Demand from Turfgrass Today?

By Sandi Karstens Low inputs, little maintenance and the ability to withstand wear and tear – that’s what turfgrass managers want today. There is plenty to consider when it comes to natural grass turf for sports stadiums. As you tune into your favorite college football or NFL team this weekend, take a look at the stadium. […]

Parliament rejects national GMO bans proposal

 Press release – Environment / Public health / Food safety − 28-10-2015 – 14:27 No realistic way for EU countries to keep EU-approved GMO food and feed out of their national markets, say MEPs. © AP Images/European Union – EP A draft EU law that would enable any EU member state to restrict or prohibit the sale and use of EU-approved GMO […]

A Message from Representative Kurt Schrader

Thank you for contacting me regarding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and food labeling. I appreciate hearing from you on this divisive, yet very important issue. As a veterinarian and an organic farmer, and having spent six years on the House Agriculture Committee including two as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Horticulture and Biotechnology, […]

Oregon has more women in agriculture than U.S. average

Naomi Montacre stands where she and the other employees of Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply used to operate when between locations. (Molly Harbarger/The Oregonian) Oregon has more women involved in farming than the national average, according to recently released federal statistics. Nearly 40 percent of Oregon’s farmers are women, working more than 7 million acres of land. […]