September 23, 2022 - Modernized Endangered Species Act Rules Reinstated

By American Farm Bureau Federation, Modernized rules on the Endangered Species Act are officially reinstated after an appeals court decision. Chad Smith has more on the good news for farmers and ranchers. Smith: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a district court improperly vacated 2019 revisions of the […]

September 21, 2022 - Singer, Carole King, out of tune on forest ban

By Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities Singer Carole King leveraged her celebrity status to publish an oped in the New York Times on Aug. 25, calling for an end to commercial timber harvests on federal lands. It’s unclear what makes her an expert on forestry, other than the fact she lives […]

September 19, 2022 - Ag update of Legislative Week

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Legislative Update: OFS will be tuning in to Legislative Days, September 21st – 23rd. September 23rd is also the deadline for legislators to request bills for drafting by Legislative Counsel. Specific Committee meeting times and agendas can be found here. Note, all meetings continue […]

September 16, 2022 - NCBA Calls for Limited SEC Greenhouse Gas Rule

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) reiterated the need for a limited version of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) greenhouse gas disclosure rule following SEC Chairman Gary Gensler’s testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking. “The SEC’s proposed greenhouse gas disclosure rule is […]

September 13, 2022 - Despite progress, GMO fears limit new traits, products

By Ching Lee California Farm Bureau With its striking crimson flesh, a new transgenic lime developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture is meant to be a head-turner: Imagine slices of the Instagram-ready fruit adorning cocktail glasses and its juice making purple margaritas. Research geneticist Jim Thomson and […]

September 12, 2022 - Water violations increase 5x

By Oregon Family Farm Association, Illegal cannabis operations—and commercial operations authorized by the state—are being blamed for a five-fold increase in the number of water violations seen in 2022, according to the Oregon Water Resources Department. Already in 2022, regulators have issued 50 violation notices for unlawful irrigation, up from […]

September 8, 2022 - Farm Bureau testimony before Senate

By American Farm Bureau Federation, Written Testimony for the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works Legislative Hearing on S. 1475, the Livestock Regulatory Protection Act of 2021 September 7, 2022 Presented by:Scott VanderWal Vice President, American Farm Bureau Federation President, South Dakota Farm Bureau  Mr. Chairman and members of […]

September 7, 2022 - DEQ moves forward with clean car rules

By Oregon Business & Industry Clean Cars: Formal rulemaking has begun to phase out the sale of petroleum-dependent vehicles through the Advanced Clean Cars II Rulemaking. As with the Clean Trucks Rule adopted in November 2021, DEQ is moving forward in adopting an electric vehicle sales mandate that echoes a […]

September 4, 2022 - Wyden: $66M for forest, Covid, disaster help

By US Senator Ron Wyden, Merkley, Wyden Announce Another $66.2 Million in Federal Funding Headed to Oregon for Natural Disaster Recovery and COVID-19 Response Washington, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced a total of $66,223,786.66 in funding for Oregon from the Federal Emergency Management […]

September 1, 2022 - USDA Predicts Higher Farm Profits for 2022

By American Farm Bureau Federation, The Department of Agriculture Thursday updated net farm income projections for 2022. Micheal Clements shares the details. Clements: USDA’s Economic Research Service released its September 2022 Farm Income Forecast Thursday. American Farm Bureau Federation Economist Bernt Nelson says USDA revised farm income to be higher. […]