In the Media

Oregon farms seek emergency aid for heat, drought

Capital Press

Greg Unger and his father, Matt, leaned in to inspect a row of ripe raspberries at the family’s 160-acre farm in Cornelius, Ore., following a brutal heat wave that gripped the Willamette Valley in late June.

As water runs out, Jefferson County farmers face uncertain future

Bend Bulletin

On a farm outside Madras, dairy farmer Jos Poland offers his cows some hay as they cool off in an airy, fan-cooled barn. It’s his 15th year as a farmer here, but he worries that the drought, heat waves and declining water supply have set him on a path towards closure.

Farmers fume at meeting over water shortage

The Madras Pioneer

More than 100 Jefferson County farmers with millions on the line listened with grim faces as they took in some bleak news: They’re getting less water.

Warm Springs launches project that produces water from thin air

Bend Bulletin

Inside an open-air warehouse on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Jim Souers opens up a spigot to release fresh water into containers that can be distributed for free to members of the community. It’s a blessing for a community that has suffered repeated system failures and boil water notices.