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Coastal Ag News Roundup

May 31, 2018
In today’s Ag News Roundup, farming holidays don’t exist, OSU invents pollutant and chemical detecting wristbands, software can now predict weed resistance, Klamath tribes sue federal agencies, and Northwest cherries finding their way into Chinese markets.

OSU Invents Pollutant and Chemical Detecting Wristbands

A new Oregon State University study has found that wristbands invented at the school are a good way to detect external chemical exposure and the metabolites that can make people sick. The wristbands were initially invented to simply measure a person’s exposure to environmental pollutants.

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Farmers Don’t Take Days Off

We all know that farming and ranching isn’t the type of job that allows for long weekends away, let alone weeklong vacations. The Washington State Farm Bureau shares a nice look at life without holidays and why farming and ranching are totally worth the sacrifice.

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New Software Predicts Weed Resistance

From Farm & Ranch Guide, new modeling software from Syngenta could help predict weed resistance development. The report encourages a strong herbicide program and multiple effective sites of action to target specific weeds.

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Endangered Suckers at the Center of Tribes Lawsuit

The Klamath Tribes have filed a lawsuit against three federal agencies to protect shortnose and sucker fish in the Upper Klamath Lake. The tribes contest that poor management have led to a loss in fish populations.

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Chinese Markets Opening to Northwest Cherries

Customs issues have slowed or even stopped fruit experts to China in recent weeks. Now, those markets are slowly opening back up, including special flights to bring Northwest cherries into the country.

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