MEDFORD, Ore. — With harvest fast approaching, agricultural employers are trying to keep farm workers safe during the pandemic. “Agricultural workers are a high risk group by nature of the work itself,” said Jackson County Public Health Officer, Dr. Jim ...

ROGUE VALLEY, Ore.– A once-thriving industry for small farmers in the Rogue Valley is starting to become less and less intriguing. Over the years, more and more pear farmers have been turning away from the industry and uprooting their orchards. ...

MEDFORD, Ore. — Farmers are breathing a sigh of relief with the first freeze of the season behind them. While the cold weather doesn’t affect produce too much, it’s around the time most farms start wrapping up for the season. ...

MEDFORD, Ore.– For eight generations, the Vanderwey family have farmed the land. But as the latest generation of the family sees it, times are changing. “Soon as I knew this hemp was going crazy and I knew it was going ...

MEDFORD, Ore. — Every Thursday, vendors pitch their tents and sell their products at the Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market in Hawthorne Park. However, poor air quality is leading to decreased sales. “It’s probably one of the worst years ...

Grants Pass, Ore. – Oregon already has 17 registered industrial hemp farmers because it’s legal within our borders. Some of those farmers said the farming industry in the U.S. could be revitalized with the passing of this bill. Kit Doyle ...

Burns, Ore.– (KTVZ) As the occupation of a southeast Oregon wildlife refuge entered its second week Monday, the leaders of the takeover cut fences — at the request of a local rancher, they said — as part of their plan ...

Jackson County, Ore. — Jackson County Commissioners unanimously approve a settlement between GMO crop farmers and Jackson County after voters banned GMO crops in the county. The deal would allow certain farmers growing GMO alfalfa to continue to grow out ...

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