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Brian Cranston, a farmer whose land borders Azure Farms in Moro, walks the fence line to point out where Canadian Thistle (twig he is holding) has taken root on his property, a problem that he says is growing worse by the year. Cranston supports efforts by the Sherman County Court to enforce noxious weed eradication laws.

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Sherman plows into weed issue

Ecclesia of Sinai, which owns the land used by Azure Farms, Inc., is using Old Testament verses as grounds to not recognize the authority of Sherman County to enforce removal of noxious weeds on about 2,000 acres in and around Moro. David Stelzer, president of Azure, which is headquartered in Dufur, said Ecclesia is his company’s landlord, a separate entity from the organic farming operation.

May 17, 2017 1:19 p.m. read more..

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