According to an OregonLive.com report , the city of Portland is considering banning neonicotinoids from use on city-owned property. The ban would not apply to private property within the city. Meanwhile, some state legislators are pushing for a full statewide ban on four types of neonicotinoids — dinotefuran, imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and clothianidin — this year. […]
U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday waved the white flag on a Republican attempt to nix the president’s executive actions on immigration.
Oregon State University Nursery Extension, Research & Education is seeking applicants for a nursery internship at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora, Oregon.
The U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives are facing a midnight Friday (Feb. 27) deadline to extend funding for the federal Department of Homeland Security and avert a shutdown of that agency.
President Barack Obama is sending his labor secretary to California to meet with both sides in a contract dispute that has affected the flow of goods from Asia into West Coast ports. Secretary Tom Perez’s mission is to meet with the parties — the International Longshore and Warehouse Union on one side, the Pacific Maritime […]
According to a report published by Greenhouse Management magazine, growers who supply Home Depot must now comply with the company’s new mandate requiring all plants treated with neonicotinoids to bear a special tag informing customers that the plant has been exposed to the controversial insecticides. Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer […]
A federal judge in Brownsville, Texas, on the U.S./Mexico border, late Monday halted President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s ruling temporarily suspends Obama’s orders, which would have shielded upwards of four million immigrants from deportation and provided access to work permits. The lawsuit, filed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott […]
Oregon agriculture and forest products groups have written a letter urging the state’s congressional delegation to help bring an end to a long-running labor dispute affecting 29 West Coast ports, including the Port of Portland.
The McDonald House, built by Oregon Nursery Company co-founder Malcolm McDonald, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to a report by oregonlive.com. In the early 1900s, McDonald purchased 1,200 acres east of Hillsboro and founded the town of Orenco. The town name was an acronym for ORE-gon N-ursery CO-mpany. He […]
T&R Company, a manufacturer of landscape tree boxes and distributor of plastic containers for wholesale nurseries and greenhouses, has grown its sales team by two with the appointments of Courtney Lewis-Borts to the position of western Oregon sales representative and Gene Richau as director of sales. Richau brings more than 25 years of nursery experience, […]