Field-burning reduction causes headaches for farmers

06/15/2010 | Albany Democrat-Herald (Ore.)

Oregon farmers have been forced to dramatically curb their field-burning activities this year in preparation for a ban on propane-fueled burning of grass-seed and cereal-grain crops. Burns are used to control weeds and pests, but the state's farmers were given permits to burn just 15,000 acres this year, down from 50,000 last year.

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Albany Democrat-Herald (Ore.)