February 3, 2023 - Eggs prices soar, yet inflation eases

By American Farm Bureau Federation, Egg prices are through the roof even as broader inflation is beginning to ease. AFBF Economist Bernt Nelson recently told the Washington Examiner that this year has been the worst in U.S. history for the avian flu. Because of its contagiousness, poultry farms that have […]

February 1, 2023 - BPA $500M surplus to be returned to ratepayers

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation Higher prices for power and surplus electricity generated by the federal hydropower system, including Bonneville Power Administration, brought $500 million more into federal coffers, the bulk of which will be returned to ratepayers. BPA Administrator John Hairston supported recommendations from staff to use $350 […]

January 30, 2023 - $15,000 reward for wolf killer

By Oregon Sportsmen Association Whoever knows the identity of the poacher who killed a collared Oregon male wolf in October could claim a $15,000 reward. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initially offered $5,000, but the Oregon Wildlife Coalition recently added money to boost the reward to $15,000. Agencies first […]

January 24, 2023 - Roloff farms hit with big storm damage

By Oregon Family Farm Association, Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, heavy winds following a severe ice storm caused an enormous tree to topple and nearly strike one of Oregon’s most famous farmhouses. Jacob Roloff, son of 61-year-old reality actor Matt Roloff of “Little People, Big World,” shared photos of […]

January 23, 2023 - Legislature Ag update – Jan 23

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter The Legislature started its work this week with the official introduction of bills, session on the House and Senate chamber floors, and committee hearings. So far we’ve seen around 2,000 of the 3,000 or so bills we expect to be introduced this session. We’ll […]

January 20, 2023 - Cattlemen Association sues Biden over water rule

By National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) challenging the Biden administration’s final “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule. “The Biden administration’s WOTUS definition is an attack on farmers and ranchers and NCBA will be fighting back in […]

January 17, 2023 - The week in Ag in the Legislature

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Last week was a big week in Salem as Oregon swore in a new Governor for the first time in almost eight years, swore in the new Legislature including 22 brand new faces, and welcomed a new Senate President for the first time in […]

January 13, 2023 - Farm Bureau 2023 policies, goals

By American Farm Bureau Federation News excerpt Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 104th Convention today adopted policies to guide the organization’s work in 2023. Key topics ranged from expanding risk management programs and improving dairy pricing transparency to battling hunger. Delegates were polled regarding their […]

January 10, 2023 - ‘Proforestation’ separates people from forests

By Healthy Forest, Healthy Communities “Proforestation” is a relatively new term in the environmental community. The Sierra Club defines it as: “extending protections so as to allow areas of previously-logged forest to mature, removing vast amounts of atmospheric carbon and recovering their ecological and carbon storage potential.” Not only must […]

January 9, 2023 - Year in review for Oregon Ag

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, The 2022 Legislative Session was a short session, beginning February 1st and ending March 4th. However, in just 35 days we saw major policies pushed through that will have lasting impacts to Oregon’s natural resource industries. With hearing rooms and the chamber floors still […]