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Coastal Ag News Roundup

October 20, 2019

In today’s Ag News Roundup, the ongoing sustainability of agriculture, how cats develop bonds with humans, WDFW ignores criticism over wolf removal decision, city youth learn about natural resources, and wolf collared by federal and state agencies.

Agriculture has Always Been about Sustainability

The Washington State Farm Bureau (WSFB) has released information that touts the long-time and ongoing responsible practices among farmers and ranchers in the region. The report cites sustainable farming practices and a commitment to doing what’s right for the land, animals, and people.

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Cats Develop Human Attachments Study Finds

An Oregon State University study has found that cats do form attachments with human owners, similar to those created by dogs and children. The study was published in the journal Current Biology.

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WDFW Ignores Criticism for Removing Wolf Pack

From the Capital Press, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has sidestepped the Washington state governor’s disapproval after removing a wolf pack from the Kettle River Range. The department said the move was perfectly in line with the state’s wolf plan.

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City Youth Get Look at Natural World

The Inner City Youth Institute gives young people the chance to learn about careers in natural resources. Nearly 60 students attend the Oregon State University Extension Service 4-H program each year.

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Wolf Collared in Western Oregon

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have collared a juvenile wolf in the Cascade Range of Lane and Douglas counties. The agencies hope to learn more about the movements of the pack in the region.

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