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Still Farming: Kevin Schurter of Willamette Valley Quinoa

Quinoa (pronounced: keen-waa) is an annual plant grown as a crop mainly for its edible seeds. The plant originally was used to feed cattle and then more recently it was used for human consumption in Peru and Bolivia over the last 3 to 4 thousand years. Continue reading

48 neglected horses found at farm


By Oregon Family Farm Association,

An elderly woman who owns a horse farm near Carlton faces a felony animal neglect charge after the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office discovered 48 horses that were not given enough food or water.

Investigators probed the condition of the horses following a report that water Sliver Oaks Saddlebred farm had been turned off for failure to pay the bill. Owner Susan Swango, 82, faces one count of second-degree animal neglect, a felony because of the number of animals involved, according to the Associated Press. Continue reading

Still Farming: Schreiners Iris Gardens in Brooks, Oregon

Oregon is home to many World-class agricultural products including Irises grown by Schreiners Iris Gardens in Brooks, Oregon since 1925! Continue reading

Hammond’s grazing permit restored


By Oregon Family Farm Association,

Ranchers whose battle with the federal government over grazing rights received a parting gift from the Trump administration. Continue reading

Still Farming: Wheat farmers Dale and Logan Padget

Still Farming in Grass Valley, Oregon! Wheat farmers Dale and Logan Padget and others across the state have endured much this year including the threat of wildfires, the pandemic, and lack of rain. And despite the difficulties, they got their crops harvested, in order that the rest of us have food on the table. Continue reading

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