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Threemile Team Continues Partnership to Protect Undisturbed Native Terrain in Columbia River Basin

Through an agreement between Threemile, The Nature Conservancy, Portland General Electric, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 23,000 acres were set aside to establish the Boardman Conservation Area (BCA), protecting one of the last undisturbed expanses of native shrub-steppe terrain in the Columbia River Basin.

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Closed Loop Agriculture – It Starts with the Cows

At the core of our operations at Threemile Canyon Farms is our closed-loop system, whereby we constructively use everything that’s created in a sustainable cycle of productivity that begins and ends with the cows.

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Threemile Canyon Farms among winners of U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards

An Oregon dairy was among the winners of the 2020 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards announced Wednesday by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. Threemile Canyon Farms was one of three dairies nationwide – and the only one on the West Coast – to receive the award for outstanding dairy sustainability.

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Our View: Agriculture a Big Tent

Oregon agriculture is a big tent. From the smallest acreage in Western Oregon to the largest ranch in Eastern Oregon, from the newest hemp farm in Central Oregon to the multi-generational grass seed operation in the Willamette Valley, and whether they follow conventional, organic or even biodynamic practices, they are all Oregon farmers.

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