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Ag News Roundup: July 31st, 2022

July 31, 2022

In today’s Ag News Roundup, food safety and preservation hotline opens for the season, cooperative agreement announced between USDA and WSDA, fertilizer costs being examined, AI could help predict which pesticides harm bees, and Washington will allow hunters to shoot more cougars by permit.

OSU Food Safety and Preservation Hotline Now Active

The Oregon State University Extension Service Food Safety and Preservation hotline is taking calls at 800-354-7319 weekdays from 9am to 4pm. The hotline will be open until October 7, to answer canning and other food preservation-related questions. Additional publications about the subject can be found at

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USDA and WSDA Announce Cooperative Agreement

The Washington State Department of Agriculture along with the USDA says it will purchase and distribute food from underserved producers. The agreement is part of the Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program.

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Experts Looking for Solutions to Fertilizer Crisis

From the Daily Yonder, fertilizer industry experts as well as farmer advocates are searing for solutions to fertilizer prices. Both sides of the situation are looking to lawmakers to help resolve the issues.

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New Research May Help Predict Which Pesticides Harm Bees

Oregon State University researchers have developed an artificial intelligence computer model to help predict if a pesticide will harm pollinating bees. The findings have been featured in The Journal of Chemical Physics.

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Washington May Allow Hunters to Shoot Cougars by Permit

From the Capital Press, hunters in Washington state will be allowed to shoot a few more cougars in an attempt to help the declining Blue Mountain elk herd. In a 5-4 vote, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the plan.

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