USDA

Rural Development
6:00 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Federal Agency Helps Rural Communities Prosper

Vicki Walker, U.S. Department of Agriculture's State Director for Rural Development.

Vicki Walker may be a city girl from Eugene.  But her current job calls on her to help Oregon's rural communities prosper.  Since 2009, Walker has been the U.S. Department of Agriculture's State Director for Rural Development.  In an audio report, Walker explains her agency's role.

Read more
Nature
11:26 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Cozmic Pizza to Air Documentary "Wild Things"

Photo by Brizz Meddings

The documentary “Wild Things” will be shown free at Cozmic in Eugene tonight. 

The film is about progressive ranchers coexisting with wolves and other predators. It also focuses on

Wildlife Services, a branch of the Department of Agriculture. The agency has come under fire in recent years for the traps it uses to destroy and disperse animals considered to be a threat to agriculture, the public and the environment. John Mellgren, a staff attorney for the Western Environmental Law Center, says the traps don’t always get the targeted animals.

Read more