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December 22, 2018

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Oregon at 1:10 p.m.

LEGAL HEMP-FDA

SEATTLE — The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements despite the big farm bill President Donald Trump signed this week designating hemp as an agricultural crop. CBD oils have become increasingly popular in lotions, tinctures and foods, but their legal status has been murky and the Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to some companies making health claims for CBD. By Carla K. Johnson. SENT: 400 words. With AP Photo.

PIKEMINNOW-SALMON

SEATTLE — A program that pays anglers to catch a predator that eats young salmon and steelhead resulted in more than 180,000 northern pikeminnows being caught and killed in the Columbia and Snake rivers this year, federal officials say. SENT: 305 words.

OREGON-AVA

PORTLAND — Seven years of data collection, committee meetings and bureaucratic curveballs later, Oregon finally has a new American Viticultural Area: the Van Duzer Corridor. An American Viticultural Area - commonly referred to as an AVA - is a grape-growing region recognized by the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for its unique combination of climate, soils and other geographical characteristics such as elevation. An AP Member Exchange by Michael Alberty, The Oregonian/OregonLive. SENT: 579 words.

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