Senate Passes Farm Bill

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The National Farm Bill is on its way to President Obama’s desk for him to sign into law. Economists at Oregon State University have broken the bill down to explain what it would mean for farmers and for Americans on food stamps. The Senate passed the nearly $1 trillion House Bill on … Continue reading »

Dry Weather Yields Large Pumpkin Harvest

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — It’s the time of the year when Lone Pine Farms expects hundreds of people to head to its pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin. The farm said it’s been a great year for the pumpkin crop. The 20 acre you pick pumpkin patch looks like a sea of orange, … Continue reading »

Weather Complicates Hay Season

EUGENE, Ore. — These up-and-down conditions and historically dry weather have complicated things for all sorts of farmers, particularly hay farmers who work with an extremely sensitive crop. Last spring, farmers were begging for a break from the rain. This year a dry spell threw them for a loop. And what was on course to … Continue reading »