Coastal Ag News Roundup

Current Agricultural News, Stories, and Reports

 

In today’s Ag News Roundup, wolves discovered in western Oregon, Wallowa County ranches seeing more women in leadership roles, summer onion harvests start with March planting, Washington makes a statement on gray wolves, and the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo is once again a huge success.

Wolves Discovered in Western Oregon

A new, previously undiscovered group of wolves has been identified by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW). The wolves’ territory ranges from the Cascade mountains to parts of Lane and Douglas Counties. The agency confirmed the discovery on March 20, 2019. An updated count of the number of wolves in the region will be released in April.

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Women Leading Some Wallowa County Ranches

According to a recent article in the East Oregonian, women are taking on more leadership roles on ranches throughout the region and across the West. Like their male counterparts, women find the work difficult and rewarding.

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Plant Onions Now for Big Summer Harvests

According to Oregon State University, now is the perfect time to plant onions in western Oregon. Experts say that soil and water saturation varies, but as long as your soil is dry enough to work, March and April are perfect times to plant.

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Washington State Farm Bureau Makes Statement on Gray Wolves

The American Farm Bureau Federation President has issued a statement on the delisting of the gray wolves from federal protection. Researchers have recently cited a growing number of gray wolves in the U.S., including enough of a population growth as to push deer and elk onto farms and ranches.

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Northwest Horse Fair and Expo a Huge Success

Now celebrating its 20th year at the Linn County Expo Center, the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo drew more than 14,000 people during its three-day run from March 22 – 24, 2019. Those who attended included everyone from horse enthusiasts to dressage experts and casual riders.

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