August 30, 2017 - Oregon leads in Renewable Fuels, we need to urge EPA to do the same.

By Caleb Robyler Oregon is a major leader in renewable fuel production. Our biofuel facilities support thousands of jobs, helping produce cleaner fuels from agricultural feedstocks. Ethanol also supplies a full 10 percent of America’s motor fuel needs and cuts carbon emissions by an average of 43 percent, according to […]

August 30, 2017 - Wallowa County takes lethal action on wolf pack

Harl Burre Wolf Pack: Incremental Lethal Take Decision After Depredations On Cattle Via Oregon Cattlemen’s Association A series of wolf depredations on cattle in Wallowa County has finally come to a head with the decision for an incremental lethal take on the Harl Butte Wolf Pack. There have been seven […]

August 28, 2017 - Forest business & timber refresh

Forest Policy Briefs Update on Current Policy News Affecting Forest Business & Timber Supply By Rex Storm Oregon Loggers Association  Governors Want National Forest Reform: Pointing to ‘significant dissatisfaction’ with national forest management, the Western Governors’ Association on June 28th approved a resolution that proposes a US Forest Service overhaul. […]

August 25, 2017 - Incubating a new generation of farmers

Incubators Help Beginning Farmers Break into Farming Without Breaking the Bank By Dr. Lisa Benson Via Farm Bureau Starting a new farm often requires large capital investments to purchase or rent farmland, access farm equipment and set up storage facilities. Beginning farmers can expect to invest more than $800,000 in […]

August 23, 2017 - Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program announces 2017 honorees

2017 Oregon Century, Sesquicentennial Farms & Ranches Announced Via Oregon Farm Bureau    At the annual awards ceremony at the Oregon State Fair, families from across the state will receive recognition for operating as Century or Sesquicentennial (150-year) Farm or Ranch. The 2017 ceremony will be held on Saturday, August […]

August 21, 2017 - OSU Extension Service: Better forest roads lead to healthy waterways

Proper forest road construction helps keep streams healthy, according to study By Chris Branam Oregon State Extension Services  Researchers measure the degree of hydrological connectivity of an unpaved road. Photo courtesy Ivan Arsimendi. Logging roads in the uplands of the northern Oregon Coast Range aren’t sending enough sediment into streams […]

August 18, 2017 - New tariff values impact U.S. frozen beef in Japan

Multitude of Factors Impact US-Australia Competition in Japan Via Farm Bureau In the wake of the Japanese safeguard tariff on U.S. frozen beef, discussions have focused on the relative change in tariff values that impact frozen beef. For those of you who may have missed it, Japan, beginning on August […]

August 16, 2017 - Interior Sec. Oregon visit on Monument debate

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke “Glad to be Back in Oregon” for Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Review By Oregon Cattlemen Association Southern Ore., – Announcing on twitter that he was “Glad to be back in Oregon! Here for a monument review…” the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association applauds Secretary Zinke for touring […]

August 14, 2017 - Call the EPA on Water Rule

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter Over the past couple of years, we have shared information about the EPA’s move to expand the definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS), under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). Back in August of 2015, under the Obama administration, EPA finalized rules […]

August 11, 2017 - Bumper Crop: Soybeans and corn see high yields

Surprise, Another Big Corn and Soybean Crop On the Way John Newton, Ph.D. Via Farm Bureau USDA’s August Crop Production report provides the first survey-based estimate of corn and soybean yields, harvested area and production for the U.S. The objective yield and farm operator surveys were conducted between July 25 […]