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Coastal Ag News Roundup

January 14, 2019
In today’s Ag News Roundup, counting salmon slime, legislators working for ag, cap and trade a concern in Oregon, milk production expected to slow, and beavers encouraged to build dams on nursery land.

Counting Salmon in Alaska Relies on Slime

The National Geographic Society has funded a study which has been report in the journal Molecular Ecology Resources. The study found that analyzing DNA of slime left behind by spawning salmon gives researches the ability to better count and manage salmon populations.

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Legislators Looking at Impacts on Agriculture

According to the Capital Press, several Northwest legislators are paying particular attention to the needs of Oregon and Washington farmers and ranchers.

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Cap and Trade Big Concern for Season

Oregon Cattlemen’s Association is carefully monitoring the debate over Cap and Trade and how it could affect grazing, forest management and a lot more. The group hopes lawmakers will look further into the issue to address the problem beyond taxation of emissions.

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Decline in Milk Growth Supplies Expected

The World Ag Outlook Board says it expects a decline in milk supply growth throughout 2019. According to industry leaders, lower-than-expected milk prices have been due to large stocks of cheese.

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Beavers Help Out Nursery

Scholls Valley Native Nursery says it is allowing beavers to continue building dams on the river that run through nursery property near Gales Creek, Oregon. According to Capital Press, the beavers are helping the nursery to retain more water on the property, helping with perennial ponds, plant growth, and seed collection.

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