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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.
April 18, 2015
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Cities: California water reduction order unrealistic, unfair

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California cities are pushing back against Gov. Jerry Brown’s order for mandatory water use reductions, but it’s not likely that regulators will retreat with the state in its fourth year of drought.
April 18, 2015
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Family farmers keep up with latest innovations

SHOSHONE, Idaho—The Taber family moved to Idaho from Pennsylvania in 1975, when Chris was 6 years old and Darren was 2. Their youngest brother, Matt, was born in 1982.
April 17, 2015
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Farm lobbyist cheers as fertilizer booted from oil train bill

OLYMPIA—The Senate and House have agreed that trains hauling nitrogen fertilizer won’t have to add crew members, a proposal that farm lobbyists warned would have raised freight costs for growers.
April 17, 2015
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Gov. Inslee extends drought declaration

OLYMPIA—With early spring snowpack conditions worsening, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Friday extended the drought emergency to nearly half the state.
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