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April 20, 2015
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Owyhee Irrigation District growers face another tough year

NYSSA, Ore.—The water supply situation for farmers in Eastern Oregon who depend on the Owyhee Project is expected to be as bad as last year and maybe worse.
April 20, 2015
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Drought disaster declaration for part of Nevada, Utah, Idaho

RENO, Nev. (AP)—The U.S. Agriculture Department has declared two northeast Nevada counties natural disaster areas due to the lingering drought with an emergency order that also makes emergency low-interest loans available to farmers, ranchers and business
April 19, 2015

E. Idaho sheriff shoots rancher with gun

LEADORE, Idaho (AP)—Officials say the Lemhi County sheriff shot a rancher in the wrist after the rancher threatened him with a gun.
April 19, 2015
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Oregon GMO critics, proponents agree on mediation system

SALEM—Disputes over genetically modified crops would be mediated by Oregon farm regulators under legislation that has won support from biotech critics and proponents.
April 19, 2015
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Analyst: California drought not a significant hit to economy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—California’s drought is not likely to have a significant effect on the state’s economy or budget despite leading to cutbacks on farms, a nonpartisan fiscal analyst said Tuesday.
April 19, 2015
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University says local GMO ban would hamper researchers

Shawn Mehlenbacher, the Oregon State University hazelnut breeder who developed varieties resistant to deadly Eastern Filbert Blight, says a Benton County ballot measure to prohibit genetically engineered organisms would restrict his research.
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