January 15, 2021 - American Farm Bureau agenda for 2021

Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 102nd Annual Convention today adopted policies to guide the organization’s work in 2021. Key topics ranged from farm diversity to farm labor and dairy policy to livestock marketing. For the first time in AFBF history, delegates met and voted virtually […]

January 11, 2021 - The winning ranch photo

Grand Prize Photo Contest Winner.Photo/Hannah Gill By California Farm Bureau, The wife of a fifth-generation cattle rancher from Tulare County earned the Grand Prize in the 39th annual California Farm Bureau Photo Contest. Hannah Gill of Exeter won $1,000 for a photo of her 2-year-old daughter peering through a fence […]

January 8, 2021 - 2021 forecast looks good for farmers

American Farm Bureau Federation Transcript The farm economy outlook is improving thanks to trade, COVID-19 relief, and a market rally. Micheal Clements shares specifics on the improving conditions from the American Farm Bureau Federation. Clements: The new year is bringing some optimism for the farm economy, thanks to multiple factors. […]

January 6, 2021 - Oregon now manages gray wolves after Feds de-list

By Oregon Fish & Wildlife, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service formally removed most gray wolves in the lower 48 from the Endangered Species List, which turns management over to state fish and wildlife agencies including ODFW. In Oregon, wolves west of Highways 395-78-95 had remained on the federal ESA […]

January 4, 2021 - Logger relief program

By Associated Oregon Loggers, Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020 Saturday December 27, 2020 President Trump signed into law the Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020. Within the act there is a special program that was championed by the American Loggers Council (ALC) (AOL is a founding member), that established […]

December 30, 2020 - COIVD bill includes PPP changes for farmers

By American Farm Bureau Federation The recently signed Coronavirus aid package includes important benefits for American farmers. Chad Smith has more on important changes to the Paycheck Protection Program.  Margee Wolff Vice President Leadership, Education, & Engagement Smith: The Paycheck Protection Program was designed by Congress to help small businesses […]

December 30, 2020 - Wheat Growers welcome COVID bill

National Association of Wheat Growers, On December 21, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed H.R. 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, sending it to the President’s desk for his signature. The legislation includes all 12 fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills, $900 billion in coronavirus relief, […]

December 28, 2020 - Spending Bill includes farm, forest, rural help

Us Senator Ron Wyden Press Release, Merkley, Wyden Announce Investments in Rural Communities Included in Spending Bill Merkley co-authored agriculture spending bill included in the fiscal year 2021 omnibus bill passed by Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley—who serves as the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations […]

December 23, 2020 - Oregon Christmas tree results

By Oregon Employment Department, Counting employment in Oregon’s Christmas tree industry is difficult since the production and selling are included in several broad industries with other commodities. It is likely that Christmas tree growing creates the most jobs in this industry, especially during the harvest, which occurs just before the […]

December 22, 2020 - AFRC Supports New BLM Rule to Reduce Wildfire Risks, End ‘Paperwork Protests’

AFRC Supports New BLM Rule to Reduce Wildfire Risks, End ‘Paperwork Protests’ The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) today applauded the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for finalizing a new rule streamlining the process for active forest management on BLM-managed lands. The new rule closes a loophole in the public […]