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Agriculture

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    Bradley W. Parks
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    OPB
    Upingaksraq Spring Alaska Schreiner is finding innovative ways to continue her native plant business and seed sharing in the face of water shortages. The plants’ resilience and that of the people who have grown those plants since time immemorial give Schreiner confidence — even in the face of Oregon’s drier future.
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    Washington State University
    A hovering arctic jet stream has brought biting cold, snow, rain and hail that is concerning growers across central Washington's Yakima Valley. Freezing temperatures began early this week with another cold snap expected next week. Growers have been using wind machines and smudge pots to warm the apple, pear and cherry orchards