April 29, 2019 - Seneca plants 40 millionth tree

Seneca Press Release, Family-owned Seneca, just planted its 40 millionth tree. The occasion was celebrated on their tree farm where two of the three owners, sisters Becky and Kathy, planted seedlings with their grandchildren, grandnieces and grandnephews (Parker Roscoe 8, Jake Hamaker 6, and Ava Roscoe 5).

April 24, 2019 - Another Carbon Tax Defeat

Wall Street Journal Editorial, April 17, 2019 A provincial election in Canada isn’t usually big news, but the victory by the conservatives in the western province of Alberta is an exception. Voters elected as premier Jason Kenney, who had promised that his government’s first act would be to repeal the […]

April 22, 2019 - Farmers fret $2 billion tax

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Discussions around a new $2 billion corporate activities tax dominated the Capitol.  HB 3427 was introduced as the vehicle for a tax package to generate NEW revenue to fund proposed K-12 education programming. The bill sits in the new Joint Student Success Committee, which was […]

April 19, 2019 - What Congress needs to do for Ag right now

Zippy Duvall, President American Farm Bureau Federation Exceprts, First up, Congress must pass a disaster relief bill. Devastating storms, wildfires, volcanoes and floods have beaten a path of destruction across our country over the last year. Yet many farm families have been waiting months for assistance, with no help in […]

April 17, 2019 - Much anticipated State Wolf Plan released

By Department of Fish & Wildlife, ODFW released its draft proposed Wolf Conservation and Management Plan today at The Fish and Wildlife Commission is expected to vote on the Plan at its June 7 meeting in Salem. Once adopted, the Plan will be the third edition of the Wolf […]

April 15, 2019 - Limits to canola farming voted out of committee

By Oregon Family Farm Association, A decision on legislation to limit canola production in the Willamette Valley to 500 acres a year lies with the Senate Ways and Means Committee. After the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources voted 3-2 in favor of Senate Bill 885 April 4, it […]

April 12, 2019 - Farmers for Free Trade tour begins

National Association of Wheat Growers, Farmers for Free Trade Launches 11 State, 3,500 Mile RV Tour Across the Midwest in Support of USMCA On April 3, 2019, Farmers for Free Trade announced that it will be executing a Motorcade for Trade tour. This tour is an 11 state, 3,500 mile […]

April 10, 2019 - Contentious forestry bills debated

By Oregon Small Business Association A bill sponsored by two Democrat state representatives—Andrea Salinas of Lake Oswego and Karin Power of Milwaukie—would curb logging, road construction, and use of pesticides and herbicides in any forestland that feeds a drinking water source. Supporters, including the Sierra Club, say House Bill 2656, […]

April 8, 2019 - The bills on the farmers alert list

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Hundreds of bills died due to lack of action. March 28th was the deadline for bills to be scheduled for a work session in their chamber of origin. April 9th will determine the fate of many other pieces of legislation. Next Tuesday, bills must […]

April 4, 2019 - Farm scare: Don’t close the border

American Farm Bureau Federation The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the administration to make sure that any steps undertaken to tighten enforcement at the U.S. border do not create more uncertainty for agricultural producers. “Right now, farmers and ranchers are toughing it out,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “Many […]