Oregon Farmers May Feel Effect Of California Drought

Posted by Steve Leader on March 31, 2014
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A large amount of California farmland will be left idle this year because of severe drought. One of the ripple effects could be a drop in demand for Oregon seeds.  That may not seem like a big deal. But it could be.

Katie Faust, with the Oregon Farm Bureau, says the state grows a lot of seed crops.  Many are sold …

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Oregon Drought Still Has Upper Hand

Posted by Steve Leader on February 7, 2014
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The winter storm that began smashing Oregon Thursday hasn’t done much to ease the drought.  According to the Associated Press, snowpacks across most of the state Friday were less than half of normal. The drought index is still severe to moderate.

Ryan Sandler, a National Weather Service meteorologist, says we have a long climb to  get back to normal.  He says …

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