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Coastal Ag News Roundup

May 20, 2019
In today’s Ag News Roundup, wolves kill another calf in Oregon, more women working in farming, OSU shares sustainable gardening tips, economists examine tariff effects on farming, and cap and trade debate continues in Oregon legislature.

Oregon Wolf Pack Kills Calf in Baker County

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) says the Pine Creek wolf pack is responsible for the death of a calf on private pastureland in Baker County. GPS collar data confirmed that wolves were at the location when the attack occurred.

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More Women Taking Farming Careers

According to a story posted by the Washington State Farm Bureau, more women are starting careers in farming and ranching. The story focuses on British Columbia, north of the state, while predicting changes for much of the Northwest.

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OSU Shares Tips for Raising a Sustainable Garden

Oregon State University Extension Service has shared five tips to grow and maintain a successful and sustainable garden in the Northwest. The tips are both environmentally sound and financially sustainable, according to the horticulturist interviewed for the story.

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American Farm Bureau Federation Calls Tariffs a Net Negative for Ag

An economist with the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has called recent tariffs a net negative for agriculture. The new tariffs affect some 5,000 U.S. products. The representative cited that the trade dispute has been affecting agriculture and farming for a full year.

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Salem Continues Cap and Trade Debate

According to the Washington Ag Network, Oregon lawmakers are continuing their debate over cap and trade legislation that could add a carton tax to Oregon business similar to that passed in California. It’s said that farmers will be exempt from much of the legislation, called House Bill 2020.

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