April 30, 2014 - GMO Measure: No 15-119 ad features former Sheriff

The No on Measure 15-119 campaign (Protect Oregon farmers) against the GMO ballot Measure in Jackson County has released a new ad. This ad focuses on the public safety impact of Measure 15-119. It features a former Jackson County Sheriff. See video clip below. C.W. Smith | No on Measure […]

April 28, 2014 - Oregon Ag Dept. list civil penalties list

By Oregon Department of Agriculture, ODA issues civil penalties for CAFO violations in 2013 During 2013, the Oregon Department of Agriculture Confined Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Program had an average of 519 facilities registered to a CAFO Permit. Program staff conducted 721 inspections with facility operators. During 2013, the program […]

April 25, 2014 - Ditch the EPA water rule

By American Farm Bureau Federation By Chris Chinn My husband, Kevin, and I farm in Northern Missouri with his parents and brother. We are the 5th generation of farmers in our family and we raise hogs, cattle, corn, soybeans and rye. We are also raising our children on our farm […]

April 23, 2014 - GOP & Dem coalition urges forest reform (before wildfire)

By Healthy Forests & Healthy Communities With wildfire season approaching across the American West, there’s increasing pressure on the U.S. Senate to act on measures to restore the health of federal forests while creating jobs in rural communities. A bipartisan coalition of U.S. House members earlier this week sent a letter pressing […]

April 21, 2014 - Higher food prices loom for California

California Farm Bureau With hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland expected to be left unplanted this year due to water shortages, market analysts and economists say shoppers will likely begin to see higher prices on some food items later this year. And they warned additional impact would come next […]

April 19, 2014 - Class to teach farmers agritourism

Oregon Farm Bureau Landowners can diversify income from agritourism and outdoor recreational enterprises Workshop to help landowners embark in agritourism Landowners wanting to expand their businesses and earn extra income from their properties are encouraged to attend an Outdoor Business Workshop on April 29 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. […]

April 18, 2014 - Farm Union presses several tax extensions

By National Farmers Union National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Finance leaders expressing priorities for the renewal of expiring tax provisions in advance of the committee’s markup of the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act. Johnson praised Chairman Ron […]

April 16, 2014 - Walden: FDA rule hurts brewers, ranchers

By Oregon Congressman Greg Walden U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expressing concern about a proposed rule that could harm the craft brewing and livestock industries in Oregon. The rule proposes to tightly regulate brewers’ “spent grains,” a byproduct of the beer-making […]

April 14, 2014 - EPA’s new pesticide rules — first in 20 years

By Daily Digger Oregon Association of Nurseries For the first time in 20 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new worker protection standards for the application of pesticides. These new rules would apply on farms, forests, nurseries and greenhouses, and would cover workers who handle and apply pesticides, […]

April 11, 2014 - Farm Bureau on 2014 Food Label Act

By American Farm Bureau Federation Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding H.R. 4432, The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act “As the nation’s largest general farm organization, the American Farm Bureau represents farmers and ranchers who use every type of agricultural production system to provide the […]