Tag: Agriculture

Seven Things You Should Know About Large Dairies

By Melinda Petersen, Marion-Clackamas Chapter – Oregon has 228 family dairy farms, ranging from fewer than 100 cows being milked each day to more than 30,000. Regardless of the size of the farm, there are certain values, standards and management practices that every Oregon dairy farmer has in common. It’s a misperception that larger farms…
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Extremists Cause Rift in Rural Oregon Community

Out highway 36 in the community of Triangle Lake, just West of Junction City, Oregon, has been in turmoil for the last four years. In early 2010, a group in the area known as the “Pitchfork Rebellion” made accusations that they were being exposed to toxic levels of chemicals by aerial applicators. The area is…
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