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SALEM — The Oregon Department of Agriculture is seeking applicants to fill 70 commissioner seats on twotwo of the state's agricultural and commercial fisheries commodity commissions. The deadl…

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For nearly half a century, coal powered the blast furnaces of the 1,410-megawatt Comanche Power Generating station in Pueblo, a city of 110,000 in southern Colorado.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal grazing fee for 2020 will be $1.35 per animal unit month for public lands under Bureau of Land Management control and $1.35 per head month for lands the U.S. For…

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This should be peak season for a 12-room hotel near the train station in the Chinese industrial hub of Wuhan. The Chinese New Year usually brings in plenty of travelers and delivers profits of…

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PENDLETON — In Oregon, 10.5 million acres, or 64%, of the state’s farm and range land is expected to change hands over the next 20 years as the average farmer and rancher reaches retirement age.

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Soon to be the largest generation in our country’s history, Millennials are roughly considered to be ages 22-38, and it’s estimated they will have well over $1 trillion in buying power this ye…

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Money, it’s a gas. Unless you need to borrow some from your parents. Then it’s a conversation many adults will avoid at all costs, even if it means paying for groceries with couch nickels.

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world’s most vulnera…

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Although the phase one trade deal with China doesn’t address tariffs on U.S. beef, significant ground was gained on non-tariff barriers to Chinese markets.

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SALEM — Audrey Comerford was coordinating school tours for the annual harvest festival at Bauman’s Farm and Garden in Gervais. when she realized the full impact of agritourism.

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SALEM — The Oregon state Legislature’s short session begins Feb. 3, with lawmakers planning to resurrect climate legislation after last session’s controversial “cap-andtrade” proposal failed.

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BOISE — Icon Credit Union, with a branch in La Grande, announced its intent to merge with Horizon Credit Union of Washington state. Icon in a news release stated no employees at Icon or Horizo…

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Employers of any size will benefit from a straightforward, well written employee handbook. This document clearly spells out company policies and expectations as well as provides employees with…

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JOSEPH — In Joseph, Ray Wilson works steadily, building beautiful tooled saddles. His craft recalls an era when pride of workmanship could be seen in serviceable items, and when no two were al…

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SALEM — In early November, the Oregon Farm Bureau, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and Oregon Dairy Farmers Association partnered to draft a friend of the court brief on precedent-setting litig…

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JOSEPH — In his third year of growing hemp in Wallowa County, Shane Kimball is getting high — a high yield and high profits with a high-elevation crop.

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The Oregon Public Utility Commission has approved a rate increase for the state’s three regulated utilities, including Avista Natural Gas, starting Nov. 1.

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LA GRANDE — Voodoo Doughnuts co-founder Tres Shannon will be the featured speaker at Eastern Oregon University’s Entrepreneurship Club’s fall Pub Talk Oct. 24 at Side A Brewing & Firehouse…

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In November of 2018, the ceiling of JaxDog Cafe and Books collapsed, forcing the La Grande business to close its doors. After finding the right place to relocate and a thoughtful remodel, owne…