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Ag News ROundup: November 7, 2021

November 6, 2021

In today’s Ag News Roundup, more wolves culled in Baker County, adding fireplace ash to your garden for richer soil, sage grouse hunting restrictions bring mixed results, Hermiston FFA students compete in national competition, and Linn County couple inducted into national 4-H hall of fame.

Wolves Culled in Baker County

From the Pacific Northwest Ag Network, three more wolves in the Lookout Mountain pack were killed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The wolf pack is believed to have been involved in a dozen livestock depredations since last summer. Eight wolves have been eradicated from the pack since July.

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Why You Should Use Wood Ash in Your Garden

The University of Oregon Extension Service has shared some tips about the benefits of using fireplace, wood, and pellet stove ash in gardens. In addition to saving space in the trash, the ash can add some essential nutrients to garden and flowerbed soil.

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Sage Grouse Hunting Regulations Offer Mixed Results

From Successful Farming, new research shows that hunting restrictions on the sage grouse have not resulted in greater population growth in all regions of the Pacific Northwest. The species was considered for the endangered species list in the 1990s.

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Hermiston FFA Compete Nationally

The 94th National FFA Convention & Expo took place in late October, 2021. Three teams from Hermiston High School FFA qualified for nationals and planned to compete in Indianapolis at the event. 

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Linn County Couple Latest Members of National 4-H Hall of Fame 

Fay Sallee and her late husband Sherman Sallee of Lebanon, Oregon were recently inducted into the National 4-H hall of fame. The couple dedicated decades of their lives as 4-H volunteers.

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