Fire Protection for Benton County

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Officials in Benton County are seeking to provide formal fire protection to a rural area south of Corvallis. The area is called Greenberry Gap–27,000 acres of mostly farmland that falls outside the boundary of any rural fire protection district. For the first time, Benton County is considering annexation of a two-square-mile neighborhood … Continue reading »

Farm Bill Tentative Agreement Reached

(CNN) — There’s still no deal on the fiscal cliff. But lawmakers have reached a tentative agreement to keep your milk prices from going up in the new year. Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow said Sunday that the House and Senate have developed a short-term farm bill extension. Lawmakers say it would last one year. But, … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Biodynamic Farming

NOTI, Ore. — It’s a soggy December day, but it will take more than rain to keep the staff from Winter Green Farm out of the fields. “Right now, we’re just harvesting the remnants of crops,” said Wali Via, Winter Green Farm Co-Owner. Crops like cabbage, Brussels sprouts–plants that can survive this far into the … Continue reading »

Growing Fish and Produce Together

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon is home to the largest aquaponics farm in the country. The Farming Fish started with a lot of conversations. The farm’s three partners spent years researching their idea. “It’s the marriage of aquaculture–raising fish for food with hydroponics–which is raising produce or plants in water; so when you combine those two, … Continue reading »

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