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Ag News | July 5, 2020

Ag News Roundup: July 5th, 2020

In today’s Ag News Roundup, ranchers frustrated with wolf investigations, stress relief for farmers and ranchers available, Washington PPE rules may be difficult to follow, Roseburg gardener goes online with her classes, and honeybee lives shortened with exposure to widely used pesticides.

Oregon Ranchers Frustrated with State’s Wolf Investigations

Ranchers across the state are increasingly frustrated that wolf attacks on livestock seem to be ongoing while investigation criteria as well as constraints on evidence make it difficult to blame losses on packs.

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Stress for Farmers and Ranchers Ongoing Concern

From the Washington Farm Bureau, farmers and ranchers are being urged to take back as much control as they can in these stressful times. The article covers some of the resources available to those in need

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New PPE Rules Bring Challenges

Washington state rules around personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as isolation requirements for on-farm housing may be difficult for many producers to meet. The Washington Farm Bureau says fines may also cause unnecessary harm to farmers and ranchers.

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Garden Video Series Available to Young Students

Douglas County’s Oregon State University Extension Service school gardening coordinator didn’t let the pandemic stop her gardening courses from reaching young students. Halie Cousineau of Roseburg began making videos and posting them online for schools to access.

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Exposure to Pesticides Shorten Honeybee Lives

According to a study done by Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, two widely used pesticides may be affecting the lives of honeybees. The two registered pesticides are Transform and Sivanto.

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