September 30, 2013 - Brothers regain giant Oregon Onion business

Brothers Regain Control of Oregon Onion Company By Oregon Family Farm Association Bob and Rick Hale, leading a group of investors in an eight-figure deal, have regained control of the largest onion-growing and processing company in the U.S.. Based in Hermiston, Oregon, River Point Farms has about 520 full-time employees […]

September 27, 2013 - Back off the Renewable Fuels Standard

National Corn Growers Association Corn Commentary features a post authored by Minnesota Corn Growers Association President Tom Haag that originally ran on Corn Views: Back off the Renewable Fuels Standard, it’s working If I told you there was a piece of legislation that has reduced America’s dependence on foreign […]

September 26, 2013 - Oregon’s famous wolf retiring?

Roaming Wolf Settling Down? Natural Resource News Note: The gray wolf, dubbed “OR-7” by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, may have finally chosen a home. His travels have been tracked thanks to a GPS collar. In September, 2011 he left the Imnaha pack in Northeast Oregon and crossed […]

September 25, 2013 - Bend Bulletin: Ag can’t handle tax hike

Excerpts from Bend Bulletin Op-Ed… Rural Oregon faces problems that go far beyond a collapse in the housing market, however. Ranching, the mainstay of places like Mitchell and Condon, is becoming an old man’s business — the average age of the American farmer is over 57 — and young people […]

September 23, 2013 - Fire case tossed, Judge slams BLM, more…

by Rex Storm, Forest Policy Manager Associated Oregon Loggers BLM Ordered to Increase Timber Sale: On June 26, the DC federal district court ordered the BLM to sell the volume amount specified in its 1995 forest plans, and stop using a flawed computer model to predict exaggerated owl use in […]

September 20, 2013 - Environmentalist block Freedom of Information Act

By American Farm Bureau Federation AFBF reacts to inflammatory attacks in privacy lawsuit. AFBF’s Tracy Grondine reports. Grondine: The American Farm Bureau Federation recently responded to the inflammatory tactics of several environmental activist groups who have asked to intervene in AFBF’s Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Environmental Protection […]

September 19, 2013 - DeFazio, Walden & Schrader on Obama O&C veto threat

Defazio, Walden & Schrader on Obama O&C veto threat Natural Resource News Note: The White House announced this week a veto threat of the pending O&C timber bill that is expected soon.  Below are three statements from three Oregon Congressmen working together to pass county help in Oregon. Congressman Peter […]

September 18, 2013 - Coho Salmon Delisting not Warranted

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter NOAA Fisheries reviewed a petition to delist the Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Evolutionarily Significant Unit of coho salmon under the Endangered Species Act and found that delisting was not warranted. Click here to go to the Federal Register to read more.  

September 17, 2013 - Environmentalists attack biking

  by Rex Storm, Forest Policy Manager Associated Oregon Loggers Environmentalists Attack Biking: A plan prepared by the Mount Hood National Forest to build 17 miles of mountain bike trails on the slopes surrounding Timberline Lodge has been litigated by four environmental groups that filed suit in federal court over […]

September 13, 2013 - 60s rock icon promotes homegrown fuel

National Corn Growers Association Homegrown’s all right with me. Homegrown is the way it should be. Homegrown is a good thing. Neil Young – Homegrown Grammy-winning recording artist Neil Young rocked the free world and showed he has a “heart of gold” for ethanol during a press event in Washington […]