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Mussel harvest closure on north coast beaches expanded

August 26, 2008 --

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife are extending the area closed to recreational mussel harvesting from Cape Meares south of Tillamook Bay to the mouth of the Columbia River due to elevated levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning or PSP toxins. The closure includes mussels on the beaches, rocks, jetties, and at the entrance to bays in this section of the Oregon Coast. The announced expansion follows the original closure of August 1.

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Olympic Games in China have a look of Oregon green

August 5, 2008 --

[Oregon Agriculture Department Release 07/30/2008]   The 2008 Olympic Games kick off next week in Beijing, China, and Oregon agriculture will be part of the scenery as the world watches on. The color green is part of the backdrop thanks to Oregon grass seed and nursery products that have been finding their way to China for several years. For that nation’s largest city, massive efforts to beautify the landscape as well as provide top flight venues for the Olympic competition have relied on a couple of key Oregon agricultural commodities.

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Farm Bureau takes ag’s story to YouTube

August 4, 2008 --

Ever been to a hog farm before?  Before you make any snap judgments about what it must be like, Farm Bureau invites you to take a virtual tour of a hog farm in Missouri, hosted by Chris Chinn, former chair of the national Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.  Check out this YouTube video:

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