A horse can’t talk, despite Hollywood’s best attempts to make it seem so, and it can’t file a lawsuit against its owner, either, according to an Oregon judge.
Animal rights activist lawyers filed a $100,000 lawsuit against the owner of Justice, an 8-year-old lice-infested horse found in March 2017 with frostbitten genitals, weighing 300 pounds less than it should, according to Aimee Green’s Sept. 17 article in The Oregonian. Its owner, Gwendolyn Vercher of Cornelius, paid $3,700 in restitution after her conviction for first-degree animal neglect. Continue reading
WORDS: MITCH LIES
With a degree in engineering and a farm background, the idea of starting a vertical farm had a strong appeal for Daniel Christensen. Making money on the concept, however, proved difficult. Continue reading
WORDS : ERIC FRUITS , PH.D.
Eric Fruits, Ph.D. is chief economist and president at Economics International Corp. and an adjunct professor at Portland State University.
Sales and business with the co-op’s own members. Often the most significant source of income for an agricultural cooperative. Continue reading
BY TIM LYMAN
Nothing about the quiet little town of Frenchglen, in southeastern Oregon, would lead you to believe that it was ever part of the Wild West, but in the 1890s, it was the center of a bitter land feud between cattlemen and homesteaders. Continue reading
BY MATTHEW EVANS
This August, the world’s first 100 percent solar hazelnut processing plant went live at Northwest Hazelnut Company (NWH). Continue reading
OFFA Lobbyists, Richard Kosesan and George Okulitch
BY RICHARD KOSESAN
Oregon’s 2017 Legislative Session convened on February 1, and came to a close on July 7, 2017, just three days ahead of the Constitutional deadline. Continue reading
BY NAOMI INMAN
On a warm summer day in 2003, John Houston set four-year-old Justin Houston astride a small red calf. Little legs, barely the diameter of a baseball bat, clung to the bovine frame. Continue reading
Weed Specialist Judit Barroso Removing Tumbleweed
BY JULIE NOLTA
Researchers at Oregon State University have some unfortunate news for northeastern Oregon farmers — in that area of the state, the Russian thistle has developed a resistance to glyphosate, one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States. Continue reading
Modern labs and classrooms will allow for educational experiences and research projects for both student training and industry collaborations.
BY JULIE NOLTA
Early this year, the Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) announced its plans to donate $1.5 million towards the construction of a new dairy pilot plant at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Continue reading