November 20, 2019 - Broad-based coalition files new petition

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Initiative Petitions Continued to be Filed The redistricting of Congressional and Legislative Districts happens every 10 years. Oregon’s population growth means we stand to gain a Congressional district after the 2020 Census. To ensure the process for drawing voting district boundaries is fair and […]

November 18, 2019 - Senator Betsy Johnson: Protecting our dairy farms

By Oregon Family Farm Association, Women voices in Ag spotlight: State Senator Betsy Johnson, Oregon Senate, 2005-Present, District 16 Cities west of Portland from Scappoose to Tillamook up to Astoria. Oregon House of Representatives, 2001-2005. Agriculture Background Johnson grew up in Central Oregon, where she came to realize the importance […]

November 15, 2019 - Congress aims to increase soil carbon

National Association of Wheat Growers, Agri-Pulse: Look to the Soil, Committee Told House lawmakers who are searching for ways farmers can help address climate change are focusing on the potential benefits of increasing soil carbon. “Soils store two to three times more CO2 than the atmosphere and two to five […]

November 13, 2019 - Proactive Timber Measures Filed

By Oregonians For Food and Shelter, Proactive Timber Measures Filed Professional foresters and forest landowners filed a package of citizen initiatives for the November 2020 General Election aimed at protecting the rights and proven forestry practices being put at-risk from radical anti-forestry ballot initiatives currently being pursued by environmental extremists. […]

November 11, 2019 - Oregon among world’s fastest tree growing areas

By Oregon Employment Department, Oregon is one of the world’s great tree-growing areas. The state’s soils and climate provide ideal conditions to grow such commercially viable species as Douglas fir and ponderosa pine. Forests cover more than 30 million of Oregon’s 62 million acres – almost half of the state’s […]

November 8, 2019 - Ranchers support Hours of Service Bill

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation by U.S. Reps. Angie Craig (D – 2nd Dist., Minn.) and Lloyd Smucker (R – 11th Dist., Penn.) that would provide flexible and common-sense relief from Hours of Service (HOS) rules for agricultural haulers. The […]

November 6, 2019 - 2019 Legislature and landowner rights

By Oregon Property Owner Association, At long last, the 2019 Oregon Legislature adjourned on June 30.   The session was dominated by big issues – taxes, climate change, rent control, criminal law etc. and cooperation between legislators was almost non-existent.  But despite emotions, high drama, and big issues, a number […]

November 4, 2019 - The real cause of the CA blackouts

Wall Street Journal Editorial, 10-25-19 After again shutting power to hundreds of thousands this week, California’s utility PG&E disclosed Thursday that it had discovered a broken jumper cable by the ignition site of a wildfire blazing across Sonoma County. The company has warned of more blackouts this weekend and perhaps […]

November 1, 2019 - Cattlemen on beef mislabeling debate

National Cattlemen Beef Association release, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President, Government Affairs, Ethan Lane, released the following statement in response to a letter from U.S. Sens. John Thune (S.D.) and Mike Rounds (S.D.) regarding beef labeling practices: “NCBA understands that the practices alleged in the letter from Senator Rounds […]

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 […]