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Ag News | August 2, 2020

Ag News Roundup: August 2nd, 2020

In today’s Ag News Roundup, food preservation hotline now open, halted grizzly bear reintroduction bring lawsuits, NEPA remake cited as a victory by Washington Farm Bureau, microgreens take center stage at OSU, and northeast Washington wolf pack remains on a short leash.

OSU Food Preservation Hotline Now Open

Now through October 9th, the Oregon State University Extension Service Food Safety and Preservation hotline will be open and helping people safely preserve their garden produce. The hotline is open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday – Friday at 800-354-7319.

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Grizzley Reintroduction Lawsuits Forthcoming

A plan to reintroduce grizzly bears in the North Cascades has been dropped by the federal government, which has sparked a possible lawsuit from the Center for Biological Diversity. The group has notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service of its intent to sue over the issue.

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Farm Bureau Cites Victory with NEPA Remake

The federal government’s revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act has been called a victory by the Washington Farm Bureau. However, the state of Washington has vowed to file a lawsuit in response.

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Microgreens Take Center Stage

Oregon State University Extension Service is sharing information about microgreens and what can be grown for big flavor and maximum nutrients. OSU is offering a microgreens online program as well as a webinar on the subject.

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Wedge Wolf Pack Continues to be Investigated

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is continuing to investigate livestock attacks being attributed to the Wedge wolf pack in the northeast corner of Washington state.

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