On Saturday, Jan. 25, the 2020 Women in Agriculture Conference will offer women in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii a unique opportunity to gather in three different locations for a one-day event featuring knowledgeable speakers, inspiring stories, networking with other producers and practical advice for learning new skills.
Amanda Hoey, executive director of Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD), has been named the next chief executive officer (CEO) for the Oregon Wheat Commission and Oregon Wheat Growers League.
The Hood River-Wasco counties Forestland classification Committee will be reconvening Wednesday, Dec. 18, to review and update forestland classification within Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Central Oregon District, The Dalles Unit.
A parasitic wasp has shown tremendous potential attacking and controlling spotted-wing drosophila—an invasive, destructive fruit fly that costs Oregon fruit and berry growers close to a billion dollars a year, according to Oregon State University researchers.
An intensive three-year water quality study of the Deschutes River drainage—which includes the Deschutes, Crooked and Metolius rivers—has been completed and information on their findings were made available at an open house in The Dalles Monday night at The Riv. The study found that “there are many ways in which the Deschutes is thriving...other aspects of river health, such as nutrient and algae levels, are more concerning.”
Orchard View Farms Inc. of The Dalles has been fined $37,800 for five job safety violations—four of them repeat offenses—including failure to train employees in the safe operation of tractors and the inability of the hand or emergency brake to securely hold loaded tractors on orchard slopes. The failures “exposed workers to serious injury or death,” according to a report by the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSHA) and the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.
Do you like to “dig in” to the art and science of gardening and horticulture? Do you enjoy teaching and connecting with your community on the things you love? You should consider becoming an OSU Master Gardener!
The LINK Public Transportation is offering free public transportation to The Dalles Farmers’ Market for the last six Saturdays of the 2019 season. On Saturdays, Sept.7 through Oct. 12, the community can book a door-to-door ride on The LINK from home to the market and back, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Gorge Grown’s Mobile Farmers’ Market has been making stops from Cascade Locks to Moro this summer. The nonprofit has been working with local farmers to bring locally grown food to communities throughout the Gorge who have limited access to grocery stores, farmers’ markets and farm stands, sa…
An unusually cool and windy June has meant a later-than-normal start for cherry harvest, which is now in its second week. Initial cherries were smaller than desired, but hopes are cherries picked this week will be bigger.
For probably 10 years now, Sherman County law enforcement have dealt with calls about a herd of feral cows. “I call them feral because they just roam the canyons. They’re everywhere,” said Sherman County Sheriff Brad Lohrey. “When I say feral—I mean mean. I’m scared of them.”
Area livestock producers suffering losses of animals or feed due to this winter’s storms may be eligible for the USDA’s livestock indemnity and feed loss assistance programs, according to Lissa Biehn, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director in Wasc…
In the wake of a man’s death last summer while fighting fire on agricultural land, and the fines his employer incurred because of it, farmers need more clarification on firefighting rules, an official said.
Bilateral trade negotiations have begun with Japan, the top importer of the soft white wheat grown in the mid-Columbia, wheat growers in Wasco and Sherman counties heard Feb. 4.
The “Greenhouses for Good” project at The Dalles High School delivered its first bulk donation of lettuce to the local Oregon Food Bank last week.
The project began in the spring of 2018 and incorporates engineering, horticulture, and community service.
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