Hood River County Named Primary Natural Disaster Area

On Tuesday, the USDA designated Hood River County in northern Oregon a Natural Disaster area. The designation allows FSA to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through Emergency Loans. The USDA says emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or […]

Despite Fewer Christmas Trees Cut in Oregon Last Year, Sales Increased

According to NASS, Oregon Christmas tree growers cut fewer trees last year, but made more money. In 2020, 3.44 million trees were cut and sold, down 27% from the last time the survey was conducted, in 2015. However, gross sales in 2020 totaled $107 million, up 26% from 2015. The average price per tree last […]

West Nile Reported In Oregon’s Crook County

State health officials say for the first time, a Central Oregon county has recorded West Nile virus.  West Nile was first reported in Oregon in 2003, but 16 years later, this is the first time the virus has been reported in a horse in Crook County east of Bend.   Veterinarians are reminding horse owners […]