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Thousands Lose Power In Western Oregon As Storm Pounds Northwest

As high winds and heavy rain pick up, thousands of customers have been left without power Sunday while a storm sweeps through the region in the Portland, Oregon area. According to Portland General Electric and Pacific power, outages were reported by the afternoon leaving more than 13,000 customers impacted by 139 outages. The area impacted in Oregon spans from Portland metro area to Salem and west toward Sheridan, according to KATU.
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Oregon Grocer Sues Beef Processor for Allegedly Supplying Tainted Meat

An independent grocer in Oregon is suing a local beef producer for negligence after several people in the Portland area fell ill in 2019 when they ate ground beef contaminated with the potential harmful pathogen, E. coli O157:H7. According to an Associated Press report, Portland-based New Seasons Market filed a...
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Grocer sues Oregon beef producer for $2.7M over outbreak

Lawyers representing New Seasons Market have filed a $2.7 million lawsuit against a Redmond-based beef producer accusing the company of negligence for delivering beef tainted with E. coli in 2019, court records show. Several people were sickened by the bacteria, prompting a wide recall. The suit, filed this week in...
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Oregon Ag exports up 25%

Exports of agriculture from Oregon farms increased 25 percent during the past six years, according to an Oregon State University economic analysis report. The new report showed the number of small farms in Oregon increased significantly since 2015, partly because of more hemp growers entering the market since Oregon legalized recreational marijuana that year. It’s now a $1.4 billion industry employing nearly 10,000 people.
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New Study: Easing chicken heat stress

An Oregon State University’s veterinary college study has found that planting hedgerows in pasture-raised chicken farms may reduce heat stress to help certain chicken breeds grow faster and increase their immune response to better enable them to fight off pathogens. This, in turn, could improve profit margins for commercial poultry...
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Top 20: Oregon's leading agricultural commodities

The 2020 crop year is one to be celebrated by the 37,200 farms and ranches that make up Oregon’s diverse agricultural community, according to the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Oregon is home to more than 225 commodities, everything from cattle to cherries to hazelnuts and hay. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic...
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Oregon's cannabis farm emergency

Legalizing recreational marijuana was always bound to cause unintended consequences, including more traffic accidents, addiction, and worse mental health issues. But Jackson County, Oregon, has added another downside to the list: severe water shortages.
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