Author: Joe Raineri (KGW) CORVALLIS, Ore. (KGW) — It has been a struggle for wineries over the last several years as the Pacific Northwest deals with massive wildfires. Many crops have been impacted by wildfire smoke, but researchers from Oregon ...

SALEM, Ore. – On December 13th of last year, the Oregon legislature approved Senate Bill 892 which establishes a disaster assistance program for Oregon farmers recovering from natural disasters. Now, the application window is open. The Oregon Disaster Assistance Program will provide ...

SALEM, Ore. – A majority of the Oregon House and Senate approved overtime pay for agricultural workers. “Farmworkers have long been excluded from requirements for overtime compensation,” Oregon Democrats said. “When the Fair Labor Standards Act was passed in 1938 ...

CENTRAL POINT, Ore–The Rusted Gate Farm has opened a new farm stand to help promote sustainable farming. Executive Director for the farm, Jo Ann Shannon, says the farm doubled its staff in the past year. She says its ramping up ...

Author: Alma McCarty (KGW) SALEM, Ore. (KGW) — During the short session, lawmakers in Salem are considering a bill to provide overtime pay for farm workers. Supporters have said the pay increase is long overdue, while opponents believe it will ...

TALENT Ore. – Last week’s heatwave took the Pacific Northwest by storm. In the Rogue Valley heat is just one of the problems facing local orchards and vineyards. Ron Meyer’s family has grown pears in the Rogue Valley for over ...

TALENT, Ore. – The Talent Irrigation District is shutting down its entire irrigation system starting Tuesday, June 15. This will be for at least two weeks, if not more. With the recent weather and severe drought situation facing the Rogue ...

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Following the announcement that one of the Klamath Basin’s main irrigation canals won’t open this summer, the Klamath Water Users Association is asking for peace. Last week, the Bureau of Reclamation announced the shutoff the A ...

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MEDFORD, Ore.– Harvest season is arriving for two major industries in the Rogue Valley. With thousands of pounds of fruit and hemp that need to be picked in the coming weeks, many hands are required. However, with the pandemic, there ...

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