In today’s Ag News Roundup, ranchers in Oregon urged to be proactive in dealing with wolf populations, OSU food preservation hotline now open, WDFW authorizes wolf exterminations, weed pulling advice from the experts, and Washington state ag outlook robust.
SW Oregon Ranchers Encouraged to be Proactive with Wolf Populations
Representatives from Wildlife Services speaking at a recent Oregon Cattleman’s Association mid-year conference urged ranchers to set up county-specific wolf advisory committees. These groups could then be proactive in monitoring and controlling losses due to wolf populations.
OSU Food Preservation Hotline Taking Calls
Oregon State University Extension Services has once again opened up its toll-free hotline for food preservation questions and tips. The hotline will remain open from 9am to 4pm (PST) Monday through Friday until October 18, 2019. It’s available at 800-354-7319.
WDFW Authorizes Wolf Exterminations
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has stated that some members of the OPT wolf pack in the northeastern portion of the state will be culled due to loss of livestock.
Weed Pulling Advice from Master Gardeners
Horticulturists with Oregon State University Extension Service are urging gardeners to pull weeds as they pop to reduce negative effects on vegetables and other wanted plant varieties. The experts say that even small weeds compete for water and sunlight.
Washington Ag Outlook Robust According to Experts
Reports from the Northwest Farm Credit Services indicate that the ag industry throughout the Northwest, especially in the Yakima Valley, is doing very well overall this year despite some setbacks. The series of reports covers apples, cherries, pears, dairy, and wine grapes.