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Idaho small farmer heads West to grow hemp

The Fletcher family knows the success of its first hemp-growing season could be tough to repeat come 2020. “It’s really finicky,” Vale, Ore.-based farmer Randy Fletcher

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Idaho small farmer heads West to grow hemp

The Fletcher family knows the success of its first hemp-growing season could be tough to repeat come 2020. “It’s really finicky,” Vale, Ore.-based farmer Randy

Nursery again tops list of Oregon commodities

PORTLAND — Greenhouse and nursery products continue to reign as Oregon’s most valuable agricultural commodity, with goods nearly topping $1 billion in 2018, according to

Organic farm has its own restaurant

PHILOMATH, Ore. — Although he grew up on an Iowa soybean and seed farm, John Eveland never thought he’d be a farmer. It wasn’t until

Pumpkins add to farm’s bottom line

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The tradition of going to the pumpkin patch can be both an educational and a memory-making experience for kids and families. It

Goat Discovery Day planned for Nov. 2

Oregon State University Extension Services and the Emerald Dairy Goat Association are sponsoring a day of workshops Nov. 2 for both experienced and novice goat

Farming organic: Tough but rewarding

JOSEPH, Ore. – The life of a farmer isn’t easy and when you add organics into the mix, it becomes even more difficult. “Farming is

Hemp attracts younger generation of farmers

Artist, sound engineer and adventure traveler Blu Fortner is adding “farmer” to his resume with his first commercial crop of hemp seed. The Idaho native

Class will explore small-scale farming

Oregon State University Extension will offer a three-session class called “Exploring the Small Farm Dream.” The class starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 and continues at

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