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The Trouble With Truffles

Eric Lyon says he wouldn't be able to hunt for mushrooms without the help of his trusty companion Leroy. Each time Leroy finds a truffle, he gets rewarded with a treat. (Alan Sylvestre)
Eric Lyon says he wouldn't be able to hunt for mushrooms without the help of his trusty companion Leroy. Each time Leroy finds a truffle, he gets rewarded with a treat. (Alan Sylvestre)

Truffle season in forests across the Pacific Northwest is coming to a close. The fungus is prized by restaurants and can sell for 400 dollars a pound or more. But, this year, despite their protests, truffle hunters in Oregon were shut out of some of their favorite foraging spots. Amelia Templeton, from Here & Now contributor Oregon Public Broadcasting reports.

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  • Amelia Templeton, multimedia reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting. She tweets @ameliaOPB.
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