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Ag News | June 18, 2022

Ag New Roundup: June 19th 2022

In today’s Ag News Roundup, back yard bird feeders okay amid avian flu outbreak, new bill may help with meat pricing, Equine Herpesvirus found in Oregon, U.N. report calls for an increase in wood production, and wolves attack livestock in Umatilla County.

Bird Feeders Okay Amid Avian Flu Outbreak

According to Oregon State University Extension Services, leaving up bird feeders may be okay as the avian flu outbreak spreads. Experts say native songbirds rarely catch the disease.

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New Bill Hopes to Help with Meat Pricing Issues

From the Daily Yonder, a bill in the U.S. Senate could help regulate pricing to benefit farmers and consumers. It’s hoped the bill will lower prices while giving farmers a better return for their livestock.

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EHV1 Confirmed in Oregon County

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has confirmed Equine Herpesvirus (EHV1) in a horse in Clackamas County. The animal was humanely euthanized. The ODA confirmed that the animal with the virus traveled to the 2022 State Oregon High School Equestrian Teams Championship.

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Report Calls for Increases in Sustainable Wood Production

A United Nations report co-authored by OSU researchers calls for increases in the use of forests around the world. The research found that doing so would benefit economic recovery and environment responsibility

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Wolves Attack Livestock in Umatilla County

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed the depredation of a 180-pound ewe and 70-pound lamb in the Coyote Canyon area of Umatilla County. It’s believed the wolves are from the Ukiah pack.

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