Environmental Lawsuit & Expanding Cranberries

Environmental Lawsuit & Expanding Cranberries

Environmental Lawsuit & Expanding Cranberries. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.

In just one week we will be sitting down to the usual Thanksgiving feast and for most American's cranberries will be a part of the meal. Some of those cranberries are grown here in the Pacific Northwest and the Oregon Department of Agriculture has sent a team to the south coast to talk, listen, and observe local production. ODA Trade Manager Theresa Yoshioka talks about the Oregon cranberry.

YOSHIOKA:  We want to help our growers here in Oregon because our cranberries are a little bit different. There are richer, more natural sugars in the cranberries when they are ripe and we want to be able to help our cranberry growers sell their product both locally and to markets in other parts of the world.

The south coast visit helped assess producers' needs and gave ODA a chance to connect them to resources.

Earlier this week, environmental groups filed lawsuits in Idaho and Washington D.C. The suit seeks to determine whether the Bureau of Land Management will allow a wolf and coyote hunt on public lands in Idaho by claiming the the agency is violating the Freedom of Information Act by withholding records sought by the Center for Biological Diversity and Western Watersheds Project. Because hunters failed to kill any wolves the past two years a spokesperson says there's really no point in holding the event this year.

That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.

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