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Ag News Roundup: September 12th, 2021

September 12, 2021

In today’s Ag News Roundup, wolfs to be culled in Washington, the fight against the Asian giant hornet continues, drought could affect fall wheat, where to find fall colors throughout the Northwest, and Oregon dairy faces possible permit rejection.

WDFW Okays Wolf Culling in Togo Pack  

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has authorized the killing of one wolf in the Togo pack in Ferry County. The culling is hoped to prevent further cattle depredations on public and private land.

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New Clues Emerge in Trapping Asian Giant Hornets

From the Capital Press, Asian giant hornets appear to be seeking out and destroying paper wasp nests. Scientists investigating the hornets hope this information will help with locating the Asian giant hornets in Washington state.

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Drought Could Affect Fall Wheat Planting

The Capital Press reports that Northwest wheat farmers may postpone planting fall wheat due to continued drought conditions. It is hoped that fall rain will renew soil moisture to adequate levels.

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Adding Fall Colors to Your Land

Oregon State University Extension Service has shared some tips for finding the best trees for fall colors, and how to choose the right trees for your own property.

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Proposed Dairy Faces Possible Rejection   

An environmental coalition is asking Oregon governor to reject a permit to start a new dairy in Boardman. The group feels the dairy will cause damage to the region in addition to escalating climate change.

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