Christmas trees are getting greener with new sustainability program

Christmas trees from certified farms that have met standards for protecting land, water, wildlife and the people who work on the farm bear a tag identifying their origin as a Socially and Environmentally Responsible Farm (SERF).

Study finds Great Plains river basins threatened by pumping of aquifers

The draining of aquifers for agriculture in the Great Plains is lowering river levels and endangering native fishes, which face a "bleak" ecological future, according to a newly published study.

End of "Secure Rural Schools" payments will hurt Oregon economy

Oregon faces significant job and income losses when funding expires next year for the Secure Rural Schools Act, according to a new report from economists at Oregon State University.