Fungus Spreading Through Valley Wheat

CORVALLIS, Ore. –  Wheat farmers in Western Oregon may see a loss in yield this season due to a disease that is spreading through the Willamette Valley. Researchers at Oregon State University say “sharp eyespot,” a fungal disease, is infecting wheat fields throughout the entire valley. “About 2-3 weeks ago, everything should have been green if … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Barn Filled With Hay

NEAR EUGENE, Ore. — A barn just outside of Eugene is a total loss after a fire tore through the building Sunday afternoon. Crews are monitoring the fire to make sure the flames don’t spread to any neighboring structures. The Lane Fire Authority received a call about the fire just before 11:30 Sunday morning. When … Continue reading »

GMO Wheat Found in Oregon Field

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The discovery of a genetically modified strain of wheat is affecting international trade and Oregon’s half a billion dollar wheat industry. Japan suspended some imports of U.S. wheat Thursday after a farmer found the GMO crop in his eastern Oregon field. The USDA is now investigating. OSU Professor and wheat geneticist Bob … Continue reading »