October 30, 2017 - Reps. defend Oregon timber jobs

Reps. Peter DeFazio and Greg Walden Fight for Oregon Timber Jobs Before International Trade Commission Congressman DeFazio Oregon Members Testify to the International Trade Commission in Support of Investigation into Unfair Chinese Hardwood Plywood Imports In testimony before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Greg […]

October 27, 2017 - Trump surrenders on ethanol

Wall Street Editorial Board, 10,23,17 The bipartisan pull of corporate welfare—also known as the swamp—is powerful. Last week it swallowed up no less than Donald Trump and his fearless Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt. They caved under pressure from the ethanol lobby and political extortion from Republican Senators Joni […]

October 25, 2017 - The plight of the exotic wood boring beetles

Exotic wood boring beetles knocking on Oregon’s door Oregon Department of Agriculture  It’s been 20 years since the Oregon Department of Agriculture placed its first traps for exotic wood boring insects in the vicinity of a railroad tie creosoting plant in The Dalles. A lot has happened since amid the […]

October 23, 2017 - Elevated toxins close crabbing on southern Oregon Coast

Portion of Oregon coast closed to recreational crab harvesting Oregon Department of Agriculture The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have announced the immediate closure of all recreational crabbing from Cape Blanco on the southern Oregon coast to the California border due to elevated […]

October 20, 2017 - NCBA: Victory for Cattle Producers and Consumers

NCBA on GIPSA Rule Withdrawal: “Victory for Cattle Producers and Consumers” National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Colin Woodall, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, today released the following statement in response to USDA’s decision to withdraw its controversial Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard Administration (GIPSA) interim final […]

October 18, 2017 - Children in rural counties face food-insecurities

Physical activity lacking for food-insecure Oregon rural children Oregon  State Extension Services  Many rural Oregon children living in food-insecure homes aren’t getting enough physical activity, according to an Oregon State University study. The study is published in the journal Preventative Medicine Reports. In a sample of 144 families in three […]

October 16, 2017 - Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program helping farmers with land succession

New program & commission to protect Oregon ag heritage Oregon Department of Agriculture  From protecting agricultural lands using easements and covenants, to helping farmers and ranchers keep their operation in the family through succession planning, the newly formed Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program and its soon-to-be formed commission offer hope that […]

October 13, 2017 - National Monument Creation and Protection Act sees strong praise

NCBA, PLC Praise Mark-up of National Monument Creation and Protection Act National Cattlemen’s Beef Association  The Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today praised Chairman Rob Bishop and the House Natural Resources Committee for marking-up H.R. 3990, the National Monument Creation and Protection

October 11, 2017 - New regulations coming to ag water quality

Changes planned for Oregon ag water quality oversight Oregonians For Food And Shelter Regulators are implementing a new approach to ensure Oregon farmers comply with agricultural water quality standards. Oregon’s farm regulators aim to increase the impact of their agricultural water quality program by shifting how grant money is allocated, […]

October 9, 2017 - Balancing conservation and constitutional timber requirements

Timber Conservation and Oregon’s Constitution Shouldn’t Be at Odds By Lydia White Cascade Policy Institute The Idaho Department of State Lands and the U.S. Forest Service signed ten agreements to allow logging and restoration on federal forest land, including land managed to benefit Idaho public schools by means of the […]