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By American Forest Research Council, AFRC Responds to Controversial Cascade Siskiyou National Monument Expansion AFRC President, Travis Joseph, issued the following statement after the Obama Administration’s controversial decision to administratively increase the size of the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument in Southern

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By Oregon Farm Bureau, With a simple stroke of a pen President Obama expanded the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument by just under 50,000 acres. Along with this expansion, a monument in California was expanded and three new designations were declared. Unfortunately this process was unilateral and did not get the debate it d

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By Oregon State University Extension Office, Using precise tracking technology, Oregon State University researchers have determined that cattle spend less time in streams than most people think—the average is between 1 and 2.5 percent of their time on the range. In a five-year study recently published in the Journal of So

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council applaud the introduction of the Improved National Monument Designation Process Act, championed by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The bill, which has 25 co-sponsors,

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Oregon Small Business fins Linn County timber lawsuit vital to community By Oregon Small Business Association Clatsop County has every reason to remain a class member in Linn County’s Class Action lawsuit against the state. The state is contractually obligated to manage state forests and return revenues to the countie

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Wood Resources International LLC, Prices for wood fiber consumed by the pulp industry in North America have fallen over the past year in all regions of the continent with the exception of the US South, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR). The biggest declines have been in the northwestern and northeastern U

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association issued federal land management priorities for the new administration to bring responsible management and economic viability back to the Western landscape. “Ranchers and other multiple-use interests in the West

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US Senator Ron Wyden Press Release, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley  urged federal officials to make much-needed federal timber sales payments as quickly as possible to Oregon counties in need of funding for schools, roads and law enforcement. In letters to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Agriculture Secretary

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By Rick Sohn, PhD Umqua Coquille LLC Interest rates continue a rapid rise, and last month’s good housing starts report turned out to be a bubble. Other than that, trends are positive or steady. Recent trends of lumber, logs, home construction, and housing markets, are compared to 2009 and 2005. Prices in Dollars per Thous

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By National Association of Wheat Growers The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and the U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) welcome two trade dispute actions by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) challenging Chinese government policies that distort the wheat market and harm wheat growers throughout the rest of the world

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 Oregon Association of Nurseries When it comes to water issues, the Oregon Association of Nurseries is very active and involved, OAN Executive Director Jeff Stone said. Stone was a guest on the Water Zone talk radio program last week, which originates in Loma Linda, California. He gave the nursery industry perspective on i

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Oregon Farm Bureau, We offer a heartfelt thanks to the more than 200 Farm Bureau members who traveled from all parts of the state to attend the 84th OFB Annual Meeting, Dec. 6-8 at the Salem Convention Center. Volunteer leaders were honored, experts shared useful knowledge in a variety of workshops, the grassroots House of

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association After reviewing the report released on Wednesday by the Endangered Species Coalition, entitled “Removing the Walls to Recovery: Top 10 Species Priorities for a New Administration,” the Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association announced today several add

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter It was a busy week around Salem as legislators gathered for the December Legislative Days . As is the case with all interim legislative committee meetings, they don’t consider any bills but hold “informational hearings” that give a preview of the issues that are likely to

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By Rick Sohn, PhD Umqua Coquille LLC Housing starts achieved a new 9-year high, while interest rates jumped 56 basis points to 4.03%. Logs topped 700 for the first time in 20 months. Recent trends of lumber, logs, home construction, and housing markets, are compared to 2009 and 2005. * A lumber board foot measures […]

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Proposed Tax Regulation Threaten Multigenerational Cattle Operations Cattlemen Call for Proposed IRS Regulation to be Withdrawn  The Internal Revenue Service hosted a public hearing on a Department of Treasury proposed rule that would eliminate or greatly reduce available valuation d

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter In late 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a major update to the Worker Protection Standards (WPS). These rules apply when most pesticide products are used on an agricultural establishment. You can read the updated EPA rules HERE. And an OFS overview can be found HER

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By Oregon Cattlemen Association Jim Bittle, a recent appointee to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, is clearly a valid and bona-fide stakeholder in Oregon wildlife management. A boat builder who advocates for fish and sportfishing, I am sure he would carefully consider his positions as a member of the commission. His

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association The Bureau of Land Management released a final version of BLM planning 2.0. Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association federal lands said this process radically alters federal land management planning and moves the agency awa

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By Oregon Farm Bureau, Oregon is blessed with a rich agricultural bounty, thanks to fertile farmland and diverse regional climates, with over 220 different commodities raised here. Yet despite this abundance, a staggering one in six Oregonians are fearful they will not have enough food for their next meal. The Oregon Center

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By Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities, OUR DYING NATIONAL FORESTS; A DISASTER OR PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR BOLD ACTION BY A NEW PRESIDENT Prior to the 1980s, the U.S. Forest Service was a world leader and champion of forest science; the management of America’s forests were widely acknowledged as the best managed Fores

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By American Farm Bureau Federation The American Farm Bureau Federation says its members are focusing on the next farm bill. Micheal Clements has more. Clements: AFBF is turning its attention to the development of the 2018 Farm Bill. Farmers and ranchers are pushing for an early start to farm bill negotiations and AFBF chief

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By Oregon Family Farm Association The Oregon Department of Agriculture  released an analysis of Oregon’s agricultural production from data gathered since the 1860s. The analysis charts Oregon’s development into one of the country’s most agriculturally rich and diverse states—one that, if history is any guide, will

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Curt Kipp Oregon Association of Nurseries The Oregon Association of Nurseries recently honored five Oregon legislators as “Friends of Nurseries” for 2016. The five earned the recognition for working with the nursery industry to solve issues of concern. “The Oregon Association of Nurseries is focused on solving problem

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By Oregon Department of Agriculture, After checking approximately 19,000 traps statewide, and about 3,000 specifically in the north Portland area, the Oregon Department of Agriculture is happy to report no detections of Asian gypsy moth following an 8,800 acre eradication project this spring. The good results indicate there

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter The American Tree Farm System (ATFS) announced that the 2016 National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year award, will go to the Defrees family of northeast Oregon. Father and son duo, Lyle and Dean Defrees, along with their family, Sharon Defrees, Dallas Hall, Riley Hall, Nathan Defrees, J

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California Farm Bureau, Global uncertainty fueled by contentious U.S. elections, Britain’s Brexit vote and a lack of growth in national economies formed the theme for the opening talk at an annual agribusiness conference in Fresno. Terry Barr, chief economist with CoBank—a cooperative bank that’s part of the F

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By Oregon Farm Bureau, The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is considering new riparian rules to require additional buffering on small and medium sized Salmon, Steelhead, and/or Bull Trout (SSBT) streams located in western Oregon. The new requirements include: – Increased no harvest buffers, – Increased numbe

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By Rick Sohn, PhD Umqua Coquille LLC Housing starts are down, mortgage rates are trending up, and wood products markets are in a holding pattern caused by the elections and the trade dispute between Canada and the United States. Recent trends of lumber, logs, home construction, and housing markets, are compared to 2009 and

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By National Association of Wheat Growers Nine months ago, following the signing of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) called on Congress to rapidly consider and ratify the agreement. After a long and disappointing wait, a real windo

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