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Partial razor clam closure due to elevated domoic acid

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announce that a portion of the coast is closed for razor clamming as domoic acid levels have risen above the closure limit. 46 more words

Dept. Of Fish & Wildlife

Plan released to protect state from invasive beetle

Oregon has a plan to protect trees and limit harm to the state from an invasive tree-killing insect — the emerald ash borer, or EAB, according to a news release from the Oregon Department of Agriculture. 43 more words

Ontario Argus Observer

Bumblebee Blues: Pacific Northwest Pollinator In Trouble

Hundreds of citizen scientists have begun buzzing through locations across the Pacific Northeast seeking a better understanding about nearly 30 bumblebee species.

Bumblebees, experts say, are important pollinators for both wild and agricultural plants, but some species have disappeared from places where they were once common, possibly because of the same factors that have been killing honeybees… 10 more words

OPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting

Agency to offer rebates for organic producers

Oregon organic farmers, processors and others who may be interests in organic production now have an opportunity to get assistance financially in getting the USDA organic certification. 46 more words

Ontario Argus Observer