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The average age of a farmer in Oregon in 1982 was a moderate 50. Twenty years later, it had risen to 55, according to a report co-released late last year by Oregon State, Portland State University and Rogue Farm Corps; and disturbingly, by 2012, had risen to 60. The change

Aquaponics is a fairly simple equation, at least in concept: A mash-up of raising fish and using that water for hydroponic-based vegetable growing. It is a process that The Farming Fish, a 40-acres farm located in the Evans Valley near Rogue River, say “emulate(s) the symbiosis of nature.” In doing

While plants in temperate zones may benefit from higher temperatures, global warming’s impact in the tropics threatens catastrophe for food security The positive consequences of climate change may not be so positive. Although plants in the colder regions are expected to thrive as average global temperatures rise, even this benefit

At roughly $200 for a pound of trimmed marijuana, it’s no wonder why people flock to our area from all over the country to take advantage of “the harvest.” Much like the migrant workers of the 1950’s, Trimmigrants, as they’re called, travel from farm to farm (or basement to basement),

The Fair is a Veritable Smorgasbord Bring on the elephant ears, cotton candy and hot dogs—it’s fair time! Or perhaps try the zucchini fritters? The Rogue Valley Food System Network invites everyone to check out their interactive and tasty display in the Padgham Pavilion at the Jackson County Fair July

A Local Farmer Shows What it Takes for Pot to be Truly Green A consistently cited value for marijuana is that it is clean and organic so that people aren’t just smoking chemicals. But recent revelations have shown that Oregon pot isn’t as green as it has been advertised. A

State Route 87, the thin band of pavement that approaches the mostly shuttered town of Coolidge, Ariz., cuts through some of the least hospitable land in the country. The valley of red and brown sand is interrupted occasionally by rock and saguaro cactus. It’s not unusual for summer temperatures to