Agriculture

Lincoln County Spray Ban Reactions

Airs at: Thu, 06/01/2017 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
Yesterday, KBOO reported on the victory of a ballot measure in Lincoln County, Oregon, that bans the aerial spraying of pesticides and herbicides. It also establishes community environmental rights, pre-empting so-called “corporate rights,” which lead to local jurisdictions... Read more

Trump Withdraws US from Climate Deal

Airs at: Thu, 06/01/2017 at 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
President Trump announced today that he is withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate agreement. This comes after several days of speculation on what the predictably unpredictable president would do after meeting with European leaders, who tried to pressure him in... Read more

Lincoln County Aerial Spray Ban Passes

Airs at: Wed, 05/31/2017 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
A ballot measure has passed in the Lincoln County May Special Election which bans the aerial spraying of pesticides. It also includes language pre-empting corporate rights in favor of community rights, and is the first such law to be passed directly by voters in the nation.... Read more

Virginia Garcia Opens Hillsboro Clinic

Airs at: Thu, 05/18/2017 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News
In the face of deep cuts to health care programs, the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center has expanded to open a new clinic in Hillsboro, Oregon, with community driven, integrated services focusing on OB care, family planning and general women’s wellness. Since it’s foun... Read more

Wolf Plan Hearing in Portland Tomorrow

Airs at: Thu, 05/18/2017 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has a Wolf Plan, and it is up for review and revision every five years. The ODFW is holding a public listening session in Portland tomorrow to hear public input on the plan. KBOO reporter Sam Bouman spoke with Danielle Moser, the ... Read more

CAFOS IN OREGON

Airs at: Mon, 05/22/2017 at 10:15am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Oregon is already home to one of the nation’s largest industrial-scale dairy operations. Located near Boardman, Threemile Canyon Farms houses 70,000 cows and is a major source of ammonia and other pollution emissions. On March 31, despite unprecedented public opposition, th... Read more

Happiness Family Farm, North Portland Farmers Markets

Airs at: Wed, 05/17/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Food Show
It is a very special Spring Membership Drive episode of the Food Show. I'm extremely excited to share an interview with Rosata Hezumuryano from Happiness Family Farm and Eca-Etabo Wasongolo from Village Gardens. Rosata is originally from Burundi, where she spent nine years ... Read more

Interview: Mercy Corps' South Sudan Director

Airs at: Mon, 05/08/2017 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth
The United Nations on Monday declared that 1 million children have fled from conflict and famine in South Sudan. According to a joint press release from the UN Children’s Fund and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, another million children are displaced within the coun... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: 3/21/17

Airs at: Tue, 03/21/2017 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for News In Depth

Group Opposing Lincoln County Spray Ban Gets Help from Dow Chemical

Airs at: Thu, 04/13/2017 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
A ballot measure in Lincoln County would ban the aerial spraying of pesticides and herbicides. The last few years have seen a number of local and statewide agriculture reform measures face overwhelming industry opposition--for example the 2014 GMO bans in Jackson and Josep... Read more