August 31, 2018 - Farm Bureau on latest NAFTA changes

By American Farm Bureau Federation, The following statement regarding the announcement of trade progress with Mexico can be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Farmers and ranchers are ready to move forward on trade with our nearest neighbors. Farm Bureau is excited about this announcement and will […]

August 29, 2018 - Alternative crops blunted Oregon wildfire

by Robyn H. Smith Oregon’s Beef Blog “All of the pasture on the ranch was destroyed. Winter wheat for fall, winter pasture, gone,” said rancher, David Brewer. David runs his cattle operation on 2,800 acres outside of The Dalles, Oregon. David roughly estimated that of his 2,800 acre property, 1,500 […]

August 28, 2018 - Trump agrees to protect West Coast whales

Natural Resource News Note, This week the Trump administration reached a settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity, Turtle Island Restoration Network and the Native American tribal group called the Wishtoyo Foundation. The Trump administration will now designate certain habitat along the Pacific Ocean for endangered humpback whales. Here is […]

August 27, 2018 - Marijuana rise overloads OLCC licensing

By Oregon Small Business Association An overwhelming response from people seeking to grow and sell recreational marijuana has prompted the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to temporarily halt processing of new applications for licenses. As of June 15, the OLCC will focus on processing applications already submitted rather than moving new […]

August 24, 2018 - Sham investigation on Water rule

By National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Colin Woodall, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, released the following statement in response to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report B-329504: “Radical environmental activists and their allies in Congress first requested this sham investigation to distract from the […]

August 22, 2018 - Wildfires breaking even more records

By California Farm Bureau, Already, here in August, nearly 1 million acres of California land has burned as a result of wildfires. During all of 2017—a year that included three of the eight most destructive fires on record—total acreage was about 1.2 million. We certainly face a crisis: With numbing […]

August 20, 2018 - Sen. Wyden: Update wildfire study

US Senator Ron Wyden, Sen. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today asked Travel Oregon to update its 2017 wildfire study to capture the additional impact of this year’s wildfires on the normally robust outdoor recreation and tourism economy in Oregon. The senators said the agency’s previous research on the impact […]

August 17, 2018 - Water ruling threatens farmers, ranchers

By Oregon Farm Bureau SALEM, OREGON, August 16, 2018 – The following statement may be attributed to Oregon Farm Bureau Public Policy Counsel Mary Anne Cooper. “Despite outcry from thousands of farm and ranch families from across the nation, today’s ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of […]

August 15, 2018 - Farmers seek their fair share of $12 billion tariff aid

By California Farm Bureau, As the U.S. Department of Agriculture writes rules for how it will distribute $12 billion in assistance funding to farmers negatively affected by international trade disputes, California agricultural leaders are working to ensure farmers who grow specialty crops receive a fair share of the one-time aid […]

August 13, 2018 - 2018 Century Farm & Ranch Award winners

By 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 2018 ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 11:00 am at the Oregon State […]