May 20, 2024 - Timelapse video shows rapid tree growth

By Oregon Forest Research Institute, Nine years ago, OFRI installed timelapse cameras in a reforested area on private timberland in Oregon’s Coast Range to capture the growth of 4-year-old and 9-year-old trees that were planted in a clearcut. Footage from the solar-powered cameras, which filmed the fast-growing young trees for […]

May 16, 2024 - Science Says: Wildfires, Aging Forests Are Contributing to Climate Change

Managing Forests, Using Wood Products Deliver Sustained Climate Benefits By American Forest Resource Council, A new report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should question the narrative the United States is running out of old growth, and “protecting the last remaining” old growth is the only solution to combatting climate […]

May 15, 2024 - Congressman Bentz Leads Field Hearing on Delisting Gray Wolves

By Oregon Congressman Cliff Bentz, On Friday, May 3, 2024, Chairman Cliff Bentz (OR-02) led a Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries oversight field hearing titled, “How Many Wolves Are Enough? Examining the Need to Delist the Grey Wolf.” Chairman Cliff Bentz’s opening statement (as written): “I want to thank […]

May 13, 2024 - ODA Proposes Repeal of Central OR Protected District for Brassicas

ODA Proposes Repeal of Central OR Protected District for Brassicas By Oregonians for Food and Shelter   The Oregon Department of Agriculture filed proposed rules this week to repeal the Central OR Protected District for brassicas – which currently prohibits growing canola in the region and also restricts other cover […]

May 8, 2024 - Oregon Wine decline

By Oregon Family Farm Association, Despite a reduction in visitors to wineries and a decline in tourism spending, the Oregon wine industry continues to play a significant role in the state’s economy to the tune of $8.2 billion, according to a report by the Economic Forensics and Analytics Inc. of […]

May 6, 2024 - Joining the Modern Ag Alliance

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, OFS is proud to support the Modern Ag Alliance, a diverse group of over 60 agricultural groups across the U.S., led by Bayer, pushing for science and uniformity in the regulation of crop protection tools.   The group is focused on legislative solutions that […]

May 1, 2024 - Wyden: 11 Oregon Ag projects funded

By U.S. Senator Ron Wyden Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced the introduction of the Oregon Research Bounty Act, legislation to authorize funding for 11 research projects that benefit Oregon’s agriculture and forest product sectors. As the former top Democrat on the Appropriations subcommittee that writes our […]

April 24, 2024 - DeRemer: Major agriculture final report issued

Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05) Press Release Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05) and her colleagues on the bipartisan Agricultural Labor Working Group (ALWG) released a final report that details policy recommendations to address workforce issues facing the nation’s ag producers. The report comes after months of engaging with stakeholders, employers, and workers […]

April 22, 2024 - REAL Oregon 2024 Ag leaders honored

REAL Oregon Celebrates Class 7 Graduation, Empowering Rural Leaders for a Sustainable Future By REAL Oregon, SALEM–REAL Oregon is thrilled to announce the graduation of Class 7 marking another milestone in the organization’s commitment to empowering natural resource leaders and fostering sustainable growth in Oregon communities. “We are immensely proud […]

April 17, 2024 - Judge sides with right-to-milk

By Oregon Family Farm Association It’s only temporary, but people in Oregon won’t need a state permit to milk a trio of cows or a handful of goats after a U.S. District Court judge prevented the Oregon Department of Agriculture from enforcing its new rule as it intended to do […]