Klamath Basin harvest brings good prices, many challenges Fertilizer and fuel expenses up 30 to 50 percent in some areas, Capital Press 12/14/08|
< See a video of some of the Klamath Basin's major crops: onions, potatoes, grain, mint and mint plants, alfalfa, horseradish, strawberry plants, and pasture. The video is narrated by Harry L. Carlson, director and farm advisor at the Intermountain Research and
Klamath Basin Crops,
Oregon Agriculture Power Point Presentation March 2005 Oregon Dept of Agriculture.
Estimates for water now online, H&N posted to KBC 6/2/05
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voters should head off large illegal marijuana grows,
H&N by Brandon Criss, Siskiyou County Supervisor, posted to
KBC 5/21/16. "...They have no wells, no approved livable
structure and no septic whatsoever. They just camp on the
property leaving behind trash and waste, bring in wild dogs
and use illegal pesticides..."
Pit River chairman upset by pot raid. Calls actions a ‘serious assault to the tribe’s right to self-governance’, followed by Pit River Tribe asserts group is following law. H&N 7/19/15. "The volume of marijuana that the XL facility alone was capable of producing, estimated at 40,000-60,000 plants, far exceeds any prior known commercial marijuana grow operation anywhere within the 34-county Eastern District..."
Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat, KATU 9/30/14.
Growers of thirsty pot are under fire in
drought-struck California, H&N, posted
to KBC 3/31/14. "...authorities
have found widespread damage, including
miles of irrigation lines, propane tanks,
and rat poison and other toxic chemicals
that end up in streams..."
Marijuana, newsletter by Senator Doug Whitsett 1/3/14. "Research has shown that marijuana smoke contains fifty to seventy percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than tobacco smoke..."
Hay hopes are high for first cuttings, H&N 6/14/12
Sage grouse listing would destroy (livestock) industry, H&N letter by Gail Whitsett 1/20/12. "Multi-millions of public acres in 10 states, including Oregon, may become useless if the potential ESA-listed sage grouse habitat is determined to be impacted by the influence of controlled cattle grazing...Cattle remain Klamath and Lake counties’ largest agricultural commodity...Sage grouse listing will do to Oregon agriculture what the spotted owl did to the timber industry and the fisheries biological opinions have done to the Klamath Basin’s economy."
This was an exceptional year for North State wheat growers, CFBF, posted to KBC 1/4/12
Environmentalists control California's Karuk Tribe, Its all about Drugs, not Fish nor Jobs, NWV, by investigative reporter Barry Clausen 12/14/11. "Goodwin became a friend of Hillmans when Hillman became Director of Karuk Natural Resources in Orleans during the late 1980s…. Together they boasted of being the best marijuana growers in Orleans."
Higher prices lure some to leave natural beef co-op, H&N 11/4/11. "Producers must feed their cattle all-natural feed and can’t administer hormones or antibiotics to the animals."
Klamath River Basin Crops: over 100,000 marijuana plants seized, Siskiyou Daily News 9/29/11. "...total street value of the plants seized is estimated at $93,105 000."
Soros moves to control American food and grain production, Conservative Action Alerts, posted to KBC 5/1/11. "George Soros is formulating a move to control food and grain production by purchasing grain elevators in late March in several parts of the United States through his Soros Management Fund's backed Gavalon Grain." KBC NOTE: Go HERE for Soros control of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement; follow the money.
Experiences from 2001 drought and good potato markets help Wong make goals, H&N: Dan Chin H&N, posted to KBC 11/10/10
Marijuana in Southern Oregon public forests and government overspending, From Oregon's U.S. Congressman Greg Walden August 10, 2010
A public menace. Illegal marijuana plantations on government lands are expanding, putting forest users at risk, say Southern Oregon law officers, 8/8/10
KBC NOTE: Environmentalists and tribes based much of their KBRA dam destruction "science" on the "2002 Fish Kill." Barry Clausen exposed the truth about the drug labs and river contamination, but the results of his investigation were silenced: What caused salmon deaths? February 16, 2003 by Barry Clausen
MORE: 25,151 marijuana plants confiscated in Siskiyou County, California, Pioneer Press 10/20/04. For more on local crops, go HERE. (Anyone want to guess why Klamath Forest Alliance wants to shut down our forests to logging and the public?)
Potatoes cross the Pacific,
Delegation helps expose
Southeast Asia to Klamath Basin potatoes,
< Sheepdogs have their day, 2009 National Finals in Klamath Basin, Capital Press 10/2/09.
Over 200,000 plants removed from Seiad Valley grow
operation, Siskiyou Daily News, posted to KBC
Klamath Basin farmers get rights to grow, market new purple potato, Oregon State University PRESS RELEASE posted to KBC 8/12/09
Fish farming in the (Klamath) basin, H&N, posted to KBC 7/6/09
Picking mint at its peak; Tulelake distiller helps determine best time to harvest, H&N, posted to KBC 6/14/09