Record breaking livestock auction earns over $710,000

Record breaking livestock auction earns over $710,000

The final day of the Klamath County Fair is home to the Rotary Livestock Auction, the true purpose of the fair. For most 4-H and FFA youngsters, a year of raising livestock culminates at the fair with the sale of their animal inside auction ring.

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Lonestar leaves thousands 'Amazed' at the fair

Lonestar leaves thousands 'Amazed' at the fair

County music legends, Lonestar arrived in Klamath Falls after leaving Whitefish, Montana the night before. 14-hours in a bus did not hinder the legendary group as they rocked the Klamath County Event Center like no performer has ever done before.

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Klamath County unites to celebrate at the fair

Klamath County unites to celebrate at the fair

Day number two of the Klamath County Fair has come and gone with a tremendous turnout, exciting experiences, and fantastic family fun. Families and individuals alike cruised through the fairgrounds soaking up the joy and adventure the fair has to offer.

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Midland headlines the Klamath County Fair as 4-H & FFA begin showing animals

Midland headlines the Klamath County Fair as 4-H & FFA begin showing animals

The first day of the Klamath County Fair did not disappoint. The entertainment was strong, food was excellent, vendors were friendly and outgoing. But most importantly, 4-H and FFA Members began showing their animals - poultry, dairy, meat & pygmy goats, sheep, dairy cattle, and beef.

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Living to Serve

Living to Serve

Preparing meals for the needy. Talking to lawmakers. Visiting the graves of soldiers at Arlington Cemetery.

Four Bonanza Junior-Senior High School FFA students earlier this month spent more than a week in Washington D.C. learning about advocacy, purpose, and leadership during the FFA’s Washington Leadership Conference.

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83rd Annual 4-H / Future Farmers of America Livestock Auction Set for August 4

Klamath Falls, Ore - The Klamath County Rotary is hosting the 83rd Annual 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at the Klamath County Fairgrounds Event Center. The Rotary Club and Klamath County 4-H are encouraging local residents to show up at the auction and support local youth.

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Worden grain elevator sold to Ardent Mills

Worden grain elevator sold to Ardent Mills

Denver, CO – Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, announced it has further invested in organic capabilities and The Annex by Ardent Mills through its acquisition of a grain elevator in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The elevator, which is in close proximity to Ardent Mills’ community mill in Stockton, California and mix plant in Arlington, Oregon, enhances the company’s ability to support growers in the Pacific Northwest, partner with universities on breeding, and serve its overall customer base.

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Oregon Farm Bureau issues statement on the defeat of HB 2020

Oregon Farm Bureau issues statement on the defeat of HB 2020

SALEM, Ore. - Today Senate Republican Leader Herman Baertschiger Jr. announced that House Bill 2020 is dead and the Oregon State Legislature will finish the 2019 Session this weekend to keep Oregon’s agencies funded. The bill will remain dead through sine die on Sunday.

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Hansell Wildfire Legislation Passes the Legislature Unanimously

Hansell Wildfire Legislation Passes the Legislature Unanimously

Salem, Ore. – Yesterday, Senator Bill Hansell (R-Athena), chief sponsor of Senate Bill 290, witnessed its ceremonial signing by Governor Kate Brown along with members of the Oregon Wheat Grower’s League. The legislation makes farmers, ranchers and volunteers immune from civil liabilities resulting from wildfire fighting efforts.

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Oregon House approves $1.43M for FFA

Oregon House approves $1.43M for FFA

Salem, Ore. – The House of Representatives today passed an appropriations bill that will provide $1.43 million for the Oregon Future Farmers of America. Rep. Greg Barreto (R-Cove) is the chief sponsor of HB 2444 that funds FFA activities throughout the year.

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Commission adopts revised Wolf Plan in 6-1 vote

Commission adopts revised Wolf Plan in 6-1 vote

The Commission adopted a Wolf Plan today at its meeting in Salem in a 6-1 vote after hearing from 44 people who came to testify and reviewing thousands of public comments.

Allowing controlled take (limited regulated hunting and trapping of wolves) was one of the most controversial topics in the new Wolf Plan. The original Plan adopted in 2005 allowed for controlled take only in…

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Lost River FFA does well at state, heads to nationals

Lost River FFA does well at state, heads to nationals

Lost River FFA was well represented at the 2019 Oregon FFA State Convention, qualifying its chapter and an individual for the National FFA Convention and Expo.

Lost River FFA will compete for national recognition as a chapter and Lost River senior Nolan Britton qualified to compete at the national level individually with his SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) proficiency in the area of environmental science and national resources.

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Draft Wolf Plan available for review

Draft Wolf Plan available for review

SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recently released its draft proposed Wolf Conservation and Management plan for public review. The Fish and Wildlife Commission is expected to vote on the Plan at its June 7 meeting in Salem.

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Simmons named Executive Director of KWUA

Simmons named Executive Director of KWUA

Klamath Falls, Ore. - The Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) announced last night at their annual meeting, the selection of Paul Simmons as its new Executive Director. Simmons has worked for KWUA as its attorney for over two decades. The KWUA board of directors made its decision last week, after work by a committee that assisted the full board in the hiring effort.

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Lawsuits challenge new water plan

Lawsuits challenge new water plan

Irrigation water users in the Klamath Project will challenge the new federal rules restricting irrigation water supply for the Project. The plan, adopted by federal agencies on April 2, will be in effect for five years, and includes new rules and limitations based on the Endangered Species Act.

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Klamath Irrigators file suit against federal government to protect vested water rights

Klamath Irrigators file suit against federal government to protect vested water rights

Klamath Falls, Oregon — The Klamath Irrigation District, in consultation with the Klamath Water Users Association, filed a lawsuit in federal court to protect vested water rights of families, farmers, and ranchers of the Klamath Basin. The current Federal practice of allocating water across the Klamath Basin is inconsistent with the Reclamation Act of 1902, violates Oregon State Law, and denies due process afforded by the U.S. Constitution.

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Klamath Basin refuges accepting cooperative farming proposals

Klamath Basin refuges accepting cooperative farming proposals

Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex is seeking to contract with local producers for cooperative farming privileges on 3,501 acres at Lower Klamath NWR and 460 acres at Tule Lake NWR. All growers are welcome to apply and contracts are for crop share, meaning the resulting crop is shared by the cooperator and the refuge. Growers are responsible for all growing costs, and the refuge provides land.  

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