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USDA 2019 Organic Survey to get underway

Results will help develop programs for producers WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will mail letters with survey codes this December to more than 22,000 U.S. producers involved in certified or transitioning to certified organic farming for the 2019 Organic Survey. Each producer who self-reported organic…

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Senator Arnie Roblan Will Not Seek Re-Election to Oregon Senate

Veteran Senator and Educator Reflects on Distinguished Public Service Career SALEM – Senator Arnie Roblan (D-Coos Bay), a veteran educator and legislator, announced today that he will not seek reelection to his Senate seat representing many of Oregon’s coastal communities. “Serving the people of Senate District 5 has been an honor and a privilege I…

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First-generation students at Oregon Tech celebrate pursuit of higher education with campus community

November 12, 2019, Klamath Falls, Ore. – Trying to navigate without a map can be what it feels like for a first-generation student who decides to pursue higher education. In support of those students who are the first in their families to attend college, Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” participated in a nationwide event, First-Generation…

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Jordan Cove Project Welcomes Release of FERC Final Environmental Impact Statement as Positive Step Forward

November 18, 2019 – Coos Bay, OR – The Jordan Cove Project welcomes the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and the FERC’s review of the Jordan Cove terminal and pipeline. The FEIS is the result of FERC’s comprehensive review process that Jordan Cove began in September 2017, and includes complete, comprehensive environmental,…

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VFW Post 1833 Nominates Scott Birkinshaw for Teacher of the Year

The VFW Crater Lake Post 1833, Medford, OR has nominated Logos Education Specialist Scott Birkinshaw for the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award for the 2019-2020 school year.Logos Middle-High School Principal, Jason Winningham, says he is not surprised. “Scott is an outstanding teacher and his commitment to ensuring students learn about our country and values is admirable. In…

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Study Aims to Improve Broadband in Oregon

Business Oregon is conducting a statewide assessment of Oregon’s current broadband infrastructure and service availability. The assessment will help drive public policy regarding gaps in broadband access, the need for state funding, and strategies for deploying broadband infrastructure statewide. Broadband is increasingly viewed as essential infrastructure for economic and community development. Earlier this year, the…

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New EU rules require expanded inspections for US plant product exports

November 6, 2019 – The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is alerting businesses that export plant products to the European Union (EU) of new regulations taking effect December 14, 2019. The new regulations require a phytosanitary certificate for most plants and plant products. ODA provides inspections and phytosanitary certificates for export. A phytosanitary certificate is issued…

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Leaning Into a Southern Oregon Career

October 29, 2019 E2E Meeting – By Cynthia ScherrOctober 31, 2019 Who would trade a stable corporate salary, regular work hours and stock options to join a start up?  Noelle Christensen did. “It sounded like fun!” Noelle followed a corporate path after graduating with a degree from Southern Oregon University in business.  Harry and David…

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Massif: Protecting our Heroes

October 29, 2019 E2E Meeting – By Cynthia ScherrOctober 31, 2019 “The most rewarding part of our business is receiving letters from soldiers thanking us for saving their lives,” explains Vice President and General Manager, Noelle Christensen, to members of Southern Oregon E2E.  E2E toured Massif’s Ashland headquarters to learn how the company designs,…

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