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Farm Transition Planning – Why is it So Important?

Managing risk is a must in agriculture. Farmers, ranchers, and forest owners know this well – they take care to plant at the perfect time, […]

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Nature vs. Nature: Biological Controls in Conservation

Those of us who grew up watching Animal Planet are familiar with scenes of ferocious hunting and escape – a jarring portrayal of nature’s intense […]

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Managing Mud in Winter

Winter is here! With the change of seasons in Western Oregon comes an onslaught of rain, making managing mud in pastures, around barns, and in […]

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Understanding Water Rights in Oregon

Under Oregon law, all water is publicly owned. Although water sources, including streams, ponds, and groundwater, might run across or under private property, the water […]

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Caution signs are being posted on rural roads in Washington County to encourage awareness of slow-moving vehicles and to promote driver safety.

ROADS Act: Promoting Safety on Rural Roads

The Oregon Legislature recently passed a bill to address the safety concerns that arise from increased commuter traffic on rural roads. House Bill 3213, also […]

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