November 30, 2009 - Christmas trees glut means lower prices, hurt farmers

By Natural Resource Report, A sluggish economic climate, low wholesale prices and less consumer demand all spell trouble for Christmas tree farms across Oregon. In 2008, 7.34 million trees were sold in Oregon, propelling a $110 billion industry and the No. 1 producer of Christmas trees in the U.S. That […]

November 29, 2009 - Recap of changes to Oregon Legislature

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter There will be some new faces in Salem when the February “special session” convenes.  Senator Margaret Carter resigned to take a newly created post as Deputy Director at the Department of Human Services.  She has been replaced by former Representative Chip Shields.  Shields is […]

November 28, 2009 - Surplus salmon help feed hungry on North Coast

By Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, TILLAMOOK, Ore. – Hungry people along Oregon’s north coast will eat a little better this holiday season, thanks to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and a coalition of volunteers who delivered more than 500 pounds of salmon to the local food […]

November 27, 2009 - New to US, European grapevine moth found in California

A pest never before found in the United States has been detected in California’s Napa Valley. By Kurt Kipp, Daily Digger Oregon Association of Nurseries, The European grapevine moth, Lobestria botrana, which feeds primarily on the flowers and fruits of grape plants (Vitis spp.) and spruge laurels (Daphne gnidium). Other […]

November 26, 2009 - Thank a farmer today

National Association of Wheat Growers and other agricultural organizations are urging consumers to add farmers and American agriculture to the lists of things they are thankful for when tallying up their blessings over turkey and pie.  The national celebration of plenty is also a reminder that modern-day America has the […]

November 25, 2009 - Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Declines for 2009

By American Farm Bureau Federation, WASHINGTON, D.C., November 12, 2009 – Menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings dropped 4 percent in price this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. AFBF’s 24th annual informal price survey of […]

November 24, 2009 - Measure 49 – Landowner Compensation Update

Miller Nash LLP Oregon and Washington Law Firm Measure 49 was passed into law almost two years ago. The litigation resulting from Measure 49 has been minor compared to that which resulted from Measure 37, although several potentially significant cases are still pending. The Department of Land Conservation and Development […]

November 22, 2009 - Climate bill and Estate Tax update by Farm Bureau

By American Farm Bureau Federation AFBF applauds Senate delay of Climate Change Bill American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman applauded the decision by Senate leaders to delay consideration of climate change legislation until the spring of 2010. “This move offers a great opportunity for lawmakers to go back to […]

November 21, 2009 - Oregon website shows data of hunt-fish activity in coutnies

New Web site provides economic data about the importance of anglers, hunters and wildlife viewers to Oregon’s counties By Department of Fish and Wildlife, Salem, Ore.— A new interactive Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Web site offers a county-level view of the $2.5 billion spent in Oregon by fishing, […]