February 28, 2009 - Farm Bureau responds to Obama Congressional speech

American Farm Bureau Federation – Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding President Obama’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress “America’s farm and ranch families believe strong economic policies that lead to a productive and prosperous agricultural economy will help fuel a turnaround for the entire nation. […]

February 27, 2009 - Salmon forecast released

Pacific Fishery Management Council Releases Salmon Abundance Forecasts For 2009 Fishing Seasons Pacific Fishery Management Council– Scientists from the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Salmon Technical Team have tallied the number of spawning fish that returned in 2008 and have completed their forecast of 2009 salmon numbers. Council Vice Chairman Mark […]

February 26, 2009 - Why Oregon Ag still matters. A look at the numbers.

General increase in Commodities for 2008 By Doris Christian, Natural Resource Report Writer, With only a few downturns in commodites such as Spearmint, Oregon growers have increased their crops overall.  Such examples reported are: Winter Wheat up 18%; Spring Wheat 30% and Peppermint up 2%.  Although potatoes fell slightly, the […]

February 25, 2009 - What the State Budget cuts mean for agriculture

By Oregonians For Food and Shelter, ENewsletter The Budget Continues to be the Challenge Legislators want to spend money and they have none to spend.  What a dilemma!!    The most recent Oregon Economic and Revenue Forecast was released today.  View the 2-20-09 Economic Forecast.  Last week was extremely busy.  The […]

February 24, 2009 - Oregon a leader in Biodegradable coffins

Alyssa Williams, Natural Resource Report Writer Afraid of leaving a carbon footprint when you leave for the hereafter?  Well, look no further than Cynthia Beal’s Natural Burial Company in Eugene, Ore., the foremost distributor for biodegradable coffins in North America.   The Natural Burial Company gives Portland and other U.S. cities […]

February 23, 2009 - Oregon farmers, ranchers gross record $4.9 Billion in 2008

Oregon State University, Extension Service CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon’s farmers and ranchers grossed an estimated $4.9 billion in 2008 – the largest total in the state’s history and the sixth consecutive year of sales growth, according to a new report by Oregon State University.  The total is a 1.2 percent […]

February 22, 2009 - BLM Transfers Land to the State for its 150th Birthday!

Bureau of Land Management, Bend, OR – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL), announced the transfer of 640 acres to the State of Oregon in Crook County. The 640acre parcel is commonly referred to as the Juniper Canyon parcel. The Juniper […]

February 21, 2009 - American Farm Bureau statement on stimulus

Weekend national news focus: American Farm Bureau Federation – “The American Farm Bureau Federation is pleased with the broadband, renewable energy and tax provisions contained in the stimulus package that was signed by President Barack Obama today. These provisions will help the agriculture industry and all Americans through the economic […]

February 20, 2009 - OFS defends one of Oregon’s most commonly used herbicides before EPA

Terry L/ Witt, Director Oregonians for Food & Shelter Comments to the EPA on 2,4-D. OFS is a 29 year old, Board-directed, non-profit coalition of more than 13,000 individuals, organizations and businesses in Oregon that support the efficient production of quality food and wood fiber while protecting human health, personal […]

February 20, 2009 - No spring chinook season on Deschutes River

Dept. of Fish and Wildlife –Deschutes River fisheries managers have announced that there will not be a spring chinook fishery on the river in 2009, though officials will be proposing a fall chinook season later in the year.