October 30, 2019 - Wyden on new hemp production rule

Oregon US Senator Ron Wyden, Wyden Statement on USDA Announcement of Hemp Production Interim Rule Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) interim rule on hemp production: “I’ve long said that if you can make and sell hemp products in America, you […]

October 28, 2019 - The Farmer to entrepreneur to House Speaker

By Oregon Family Farm Association, Republican, Oregon House of Representatives, 1995-2001, District 10 Clackamas, Damascus, Happy Valley, Oregon City, Boring and Gresham. Republican House speaker, 1999-2001. Current: CEO, Gresham Chamber of Commerce. Agriculture Background Snodgrass grew up picking crops on her grandparents’ farm, which included hundreds of acres of berries, […]

October 25, 2019 - Livestock Risk Management Act

By National Cattlemen Beef Association, Todd Wilkinson, South Dakota cattle producer and NCBA Policy Division Vice Chair, released the following statement in response to the introduction of the Livestock Risk Management and Education Act by U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.): “NCBA applauds Representative Dusty Johnson’s introduction of the Livestock Risk […]

October 23, 2019 - Oregon winery owner caught up in college scandal

Oregon Small Business Association, The owner of the Benton-Lane Winery, Agustin Huneeus Jr. , was sentenced in the national college admissions cheating scandal. Agustin Huneeus Jr. bought the Oregon winery between Corvallis and Eugene in January 2018. Benton-Lane Winery are known around the state for their award winning wines as […]

October 21, 2019 - How Liz changed Oregon colleges to be farmer friendly

Oregon Family Farm Association, VanLeeuwen says she never dreamed she’d be in office, but her involvement in agriculture got her drafted as a write-in in the 1974 primary. Though she did not win the November general election in 1974, VanLeeuwen was elected to her first term in the House of […]

October 18, 2019 - Farm Bureau backs Seeding Rural Resilience Act

American Farm Bureau Federation The American Farm Bureau Federation supports the Seeding Rural Resilience Act sponsored by Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), which is designed to help farmers respond to stress and decrease the stigma associated with mental health care in rural communities. “Farmers and ranchers are […]

October 16, 2019 - DeFazio: $1.6 million to OSU for climate change work

Oregon Congressmen Peter DeFazio, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, announced Oregon State University (OSU) will be the recipient of grants totaling almost $1.6 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to advance new climate-related research. “Oregon State University continues to […]

October 14, 2019 - Four new environmental petitions filed

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter Oregon’s Initiative Petition process continues to see hot developments. In an attempt to push the Legislature to pass a cap and trade bill in the 2020 session, environmental groups filed three initiative petitions. IP #48 | 100% CLEAN ENERGY BY 2045 – Requires Oregon’s […]

October 11, 2019 - We need more Hemp crop protection

American Farm Bureau Federation, The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Industrial Hemp Council have asked the Environmental Protection Agency to add 10 crop protection products to those applications approved for use on hemp. The groups made the request in rulemaking comments submitted to the agency. “(F)or hemp to […]

October 8, 2019 - Oregon Farmers alarmed over Ag co-op troubles

By Natural Resource News Note, Troubles Surrounding Oregon Ag Co-ops are Alarming to Farmers. The Capitol Press noted recently that Wilco Farmer’s cooperative (Mt. Angel, OR) has replaced their highly regarded CEO after serving for only a little over one year in the position. This follows numerous and major staff […]