February 28, 2011 - Local growers seeing upswing

Local growers seeing upswing –Growers reporting signs of recovery By Curt Kipp Oregon Association of Nurseries Nursery growers in Oregon are reporting signs of recovery from the sour economy, according to Mateusz Petrowski of the Capital Press (Salem, Ore.). Consumers are more confident, and as a result, retailers are placing […]

February 27, 2011 - Ag being cut 22%, everyone else only 10%

The American Soybean Association Sees  Disproportionate Cuts to Agriculture in the House Continuing Resolution The American Soybean Association February 16, 2011…Saint Louis, Missouri… The American Soybean Association (ASA) today expressed its concern with the disproportionate cuts in agriculture spending in H.R. 1, the Continuing Resolution (CR) for Fiscal Year (FY) […]

February 26, 2011 - ODFW plant give-away this Wednesday

ODFW plant give-away this Wednesday Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife ROSEBURG, Ore. – On Tuesday, March 1, Douglas County gardeners and nature enthusiasts can celebrate spring with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s annual plant give-away. The event is 9 am – 1 pm at the ODFW Roseburg […]

February 25, 2011 - Farm Bureau scholarships due March 1st

Scholarships available through the Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation By Oregon farm Bureau The Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation (OAEF) is pleased to announce that applications are available for two scholarship programs for the upcoming 2011-2012 academic year. Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial Scholarships (OFBMS) with 10-12 awards annually are open to any […]

February 25, 2011 - EPA Plan to regulate dust creates fumes

NCBA: Study Shows Costly Consequences of Regulating Dust By National Cattlemen’s Beef Association WASHINGTON (Feb. 23, 2011) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is concerned that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) current review of National Ambient Air Quality Standards of the Clean Air Act could result in the regulation […]

February 24, 2011 - OSU $4 million climate change grant

OSU $4 million climate change grant — OSU to study farming methods in bid to curb, adapt to climate change By Oregon State University CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has been named a partner on a $20 million grant to ensure the long-term viability of cereal-based farming in the […]

February 23, 2011 - House eases laws on farmers’ markets

House eases laws on farmers’ markets By Oregon House Democrat Caucus HB 2336 eases regulations of farmers who sell their own products.   The Oregon House passed HB 2336, which supports farmers’ markets by modernizing state laws regulating farmers markets and direct sales by farmers to the public. “Farmers’ markets […]

February 22, 2011 - NEW DEQ water rules may damage Oregon economy

New Water Quality Standards Threaten Oregon’s Economy By Oregon Prosperity Project Water quality standards are designed to protect human health from toxic pollutants that may accumulate in Oregon’s fish and water sources. Oregon’s high water quality standards currently do the job of protecting Oregonians’ health while also allowing key economic […]

February 21, 2011 - Trends in Oregon green transportation jobs, wages

Trends in Oregon green transportation jobs, wages By Oregon Employment Department Oregon was awarded a $1.25-million Green Jobs Labor Market Information Improvement Grant in December 2009 aimed at increasing the state’s understanding of green jobs. One goal of the grant is to identify Oregon’s green sectors and track employment and […]

February 20, 2011 - China saving U.S. timber with 150% growth

By Wood Resources International LLC China has come to the rescue for many sawmills and timberland owners in the US and Canada the past year. The value of softwood logs and lumber shipped from North America to China is estimated to reach over 1.6 billion US dollar in 2010, which […]