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Association helps new vineyard succeed

ROSEBURG, Ore. — After 25 years in the real estate and residential housing industries in Central Oregon, Robin and Lesa Ray transitioned to a much different

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Organic lawsuit against USDA can proceed

A U.S. district judge has ruled a lawsuit against USDA over its withdrawal of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule can proceed. The rule

USDA: Small farms bear greater food safety costs

Complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act will consume a much larger chunk of small farmers’ revenues compared with their larger counterparts, according to USDA.

Couple starts small with micro-green niche

ROSEBURG, Ore. — “Hard work and will power” are driving Rylan Guillen and Erika Wolfe forward in pursuit of making their farming business plan a

It’s National Farmers’ Market Week

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has proclaimed Aug. 5-11  Farmers’ Market Week, as the Oregon Farmers Markets Association gears up to celebrate the National Farmers’ Market

Marketing key to success for new farms

As director of Washington State University Extension in Cowlitz County, Gary Fredricks advises people interested in becoming farmers. First of all, he counsels, budding farmers

Meat processor shortage makes for long waits

Small USDA-inspected meat processors are an important part of the burgeoning local food movement, but there just aren’t enough of them, several operators say. “The

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