May 29, 2008 - Virginia Kutsch Receives AAW LEAVEN Award!

From The Cultivator,  Oregon Women for Agriculture. Virginia Kutsch is so deserving of AAW’s LEAVEN award. She was born to a farm family in Iowa. Virginia moved to Oregon as a small child in the early 30’s and settled in Shedd. She grew up working in agriculture and worked for […]

May 19, 2008 - Water Rights Update: Groundwater Act

By Water for Life, The Oregon Groundwater Act was adopted in 1955 for the purpose of establishing a uniform system of administering groundwater rights in the State of Oregon. Modeled upon the 1909 Water Rights Act, which applied only to surface water, the Groundwater Act recognized water rights established prior […]

May 10, 2008 - Timber lessons for Hillary’s Oregon visit

By Sean M. Smith, Vice President Starfire Lumber Co. Democrat presidential hopeful and, come very lately, self-anointed champion of rural values Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to spend an unusual amount of time in Oregon in the lead-up to our May primary. For the first time in memory, Oregon is a […]

May 10, 2008 - 2008 Land Use Forum a huge success

By Oregonian In Action Education Center Many thanks to the 523 OIA supporters who participated in the OIA Education Center’s Land Use Forum this year. It was a great event. Attendees had the opportunity to hear first-hand from Richard Whitman, the new DLCD Director who administers Measure 49 claims, and […]