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The search for the grail

Caceu owns one of two olive farms in Polk County

Bogdan Caceu is searching for the “holy grail” of olive trees.

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Blueberries abound in Polk County

It’s blueberry season and the native North American berries are ready for harvest.

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Preventing big problems with a tiny moth

The Oregon Department of Agriculture will begin the process of spraying for the invasive light brown apple moth in an area south of Independence next week.

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Marion-Polk Food Share to host garden workshops

'Seed to Supper' program helps people get ready to grow

Get started planning, planting your garden

The truth about daylight saving time and agriculture

For most Oregon ag producers, it’s business as usual as clocks move forward Sunday

Oregon Department of Agriculture discusses daylight saving time and how it affects agriculture.

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PUMPKIN HUNTING

Dallas Christmas tree farm opens first pumpkin patch running through October

The on-and-off rain Saturday didn’t dampen the excitement of Beal Pumpkin Patch’s opening day.

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Oregon elegance

Harvest indicators point to return to traditional pinots for 2016

Following two hot growing seasons, local winemakers are seeing more of what made Oregon pinot noirs famous coming out for the vineyards.

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harvesting hops

Quality is good in this year’s hop harvest, continuing through September

Trucks filled with hop bines rumble down Wigrich Road, heading to the drying and baling facility at Rogue Farms in Independence.

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City council considers Bounty Market location

Polk County Bounty Market launches its seventh season at the Academy Building lawn in May, but there has been exploration of moving it back downtown in the future.

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No space too small to garden

Gardeners demonstrate ‘small space, easy harvest’ orchard

In the fruit orchard at the Inspiration Garden at Mount Fir Park, three fruit trees share one hole. They were placed in their new home on Friday.

All things ag to come to Polk Fairgrounds

Mid-Valley Winter AgFest to make its debut with family, fun and farm activities

When the attendance at the annual Polk Home and Garden Show more than doubled last year, organizer Deb Thomas realized it was in part because of the Oregon Poultry Swap that ran concurrently with her event.

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Garden Column: Grow fruit trees with confidence

People tend to have a love-hate relationship with their fruit trees. The fruit they love; the work they hate.

Women for Ag announces winners

Polk County Women for Agriculture (PCWA) is happy to announce the winners of their fifth annual Constitutional essay contest for Polk County high school students.

Gophers create hazard at fair

Gophers, building maintenance and an official move to a three-day fair.

Polk wines, vineyards commended

Vineyards and wineries from Polk County were well-represented in Wine Spectator’s February issue, which was on newsstands Tuesday.

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