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Nearly 1 in 6 work in Oregon’s food industry Josh Lehner Office of Economic Analysis When our office discusses Oregon’s world class strengths, we tend to focus primarily on things like timber, semiconductors, and migration, with only passing reference to the others, like UAVs and food and beverage. This is in part d

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By Oregon State University, Chemical-sampling wristbands made of silicone are already known as an easy-to-use method of measuring a person’s exposure to environmental pollutants. Invented at Oregon State University, the colorful wristbands absorb chemicals from the air and skin. A new OSU study shows that the wristbands a

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By Oregonians In Action Education Center A property-rights education non-profit A Short, Quiet, But Successful 2018 Legislative Session For Oregonians In Action, The 2018 Oregon Legislature recently concluded their short legislative session. The session lasted approximately one month. For Oregonians In Action, the session w

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Congressman Peter DeFazio Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-4) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), co-chairs of the Northwest Energy Caucus,  applauded the start of formal re-negotiations between the United States and Canada on the Columbia River Treaty, May 29 and 30 in Washington, DC. “After working diligently for several years

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An impending threat to Oregon’s urban ecosystems If it’s not on your radar yet, it will be soon: The age of ash trees (Fraxinus, sp.) in the United States is winding down as the emerald ash borer (EAB) slowly follows a western route across the country, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. EAB […]

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Oregonians In Action Education Center An Oregon property rights non-profit The right to private property is a fundamental right of American society. Property ownership encourages creativity, ingenuity, hard work, and productivity. Simply put, the right to private property is the single most fundamental driver of the America

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By Oregon Family Farm Association The wolf population that was once nearly wiped out because of bounties increased 11 percent last year, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The agency counted at least 124 wolves in Oregon, according to the 2017 Annual Wolf Report released in mid-April. The report tallie

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By California Farm Bureau, Next month, for the first time since 1986, the full U.S. House of Representatives may consider a bill to reform agricultural labor and immigration policy. The bill would arise out of ongoing discussions in the House about the need for immigration reform and out of pressure from agricultural groups

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By Oregon Cattleman Association, OCA will be featuring interviews with ranchers that have experienced wolves in Oregon firsthand. Tune into the OCA Facebook page to hear their stories! [Videos below]

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By Oregonians For Food and Shelter The Fish & Wildlife Commission reversed course and decided not to uplist the marbled murrelet from “threatened” to “endandered” on a 4-2 vote. As we shared previously, back in February, the ODFW Commission voted four-to-two in favor of uplisting the marbled murr

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Congressman Kurt Schrader, Press Release, As the city of Salem issued a water advisory, Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05), along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) sent a letter to the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) calling for a reevaluation of the Detroit Dam Downstream Passage Project, raising ser

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Senate Committee Vote a “Positive Step” for 2018 Farm Bill By National Cattlemen Beef Association Press Release, WASHINGTON D.C. (June 13, 2018) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Executive Director of Government Affairs Allison Rivera today issued the following statement in response to the Senate Agric

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By Jeff Stone Oregon Association of Nurseries The immigration system has been broken for more than three decades. Building an immigration reform package in a vitriolic political environment remains a huge challenge. Oregon’s agricultural industry is united in seeking a solution to the perpetual labor crisis. Getting from

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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 land

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American Farm Bureau A Los Angeles Times column on the farm bill that ran earlier this week relied heavily on the anti-progress agenda of those who oppose nearly every aspect of our nation’s modern food system. In response, AFBF President Zippy Duvall submitted the letter below. Editor, Your recent piece on the farm bill

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By American Farm Bureau Farmers are receiving less of the food dollar than ever before. Micheal Clements has more. Clements: Recent research from the Department of Agriculture shows that in 2016, the farmers’ share of the food dollar fell to 14.8 percent, down 4.5 percent from the prior year and the lowest level since

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By American Forest Resource Council The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) submitted comments regarding the Chetco Bar Fire Salvage Environmental Assessment (EA), a document describing the Forest Service’s plans for responding to last year’s Chetco Bar Fire. The Chetco Bar fire, which ranked as the nation’s top f

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U.S. Department of the Interior The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service (NPS) announced $48.9 million in historic preservation grants for U.S. states, territories, and partnering nations, and $11.4 million for historic preservation grants to 175 tribal historic preservation offices. “The Departme

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By Oregon Family Farm Association, For more than a year, the state of Oregon has tried without success to force the owner of Lost Valley Farms in Boardman, the state’s second-largest dairy, to comply with environmental and agricultural permits. Since the mega-dairy, permitted for 30,000 animals, opened in April 2017, it h

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By Abbie Laugtug Oregon Business and Industry The Cleaner Air Oregon (CAO) Rulemaking Advisory Committee (RAC) held a meeting May 8 and 9 to help develop CAO rules. Judging from discussion during the meeting, significant work remains to persuade the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA)

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Farm Bureau American political history is filled with examples of politicians who seemed to forget who put them in office, turned their backs on agriculture and rural America, and paid the price at the ballot box. In the 2016 elections, an incumbent member of Congress from Kansas lost his primary race when farmers and ranch

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By Oregonians In Action, Oregon’s premier property rights organization Non-profit property rights organization, Oregonians In Action, has secured the right to show a special, one-day only screening of Little Pink House. Little Pink House is the story of Susette Kelo, who valiantly fought to keep her home from being ta

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2018 Farm Bill fails to get needed votes National Association of Wheat Growers, Washington, D.C. (May 18, 2018). Today, H.R. 2 Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, or the 2018 Farm Bill, failed to garner the needed votes to pass out of the Hous. NAWG President and Sentinel, Oklahoma farmer Jimmie Musick made the following

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By National Cattlemen Beef Association The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and more than 40 of the nation’s most influential commodity trade associations are urging Congress to stand with farmers, ranchers, and rural communities by voting down the amendment offered by U.S. Reps. Dave Brat (7th Dist. – Va.

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By Oregon Family Farm Association, As a former high-tech fugitive fleeing to the hills, Matt Roloff and his wife Amy, first dug down roots on a small patch of gently sloping acreage in Helvetia, more than one quarter century ago. Before kids, before TLC network fame (Little People, Big World show), and before pumpkins had [

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By Rick Sohn, PhD Coquille Lumber Lumber prices are strong, and log prices are stronger, continuing to set a sustained-price record. Rising mortgage rates are still relatively low while other statistics also point to market strength. Recent trends of lumber, logs, home construction, and housing markets, are reviewed in this

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By American Farm Bureau, As farmers and ranchers suffer under an agriculture recession entering its fifth year, the American Farm Bureau Federation and more than 300 other organizations are calling on House members to stand firmly against amendments to the farm bill (H.R. 2) that would hurt farm and ranch families. “A cor

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By Oregon State University, A decade-long study of cutthroat trout in the Oregon Coast Range has found that logging practices conducted in accord with the Oregon Forest Practices Act had no adverse impacts on coastal cutthroat trout and coho salmon populations or movements. In studies of logging practices prior to passage o

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By Josh Lehner, Oregon Office of Economic Analysis Oregon regularly ranks as the 10th to 15th most trade-dependent state in the nation, depending upon the year. The Brookings Institute goes so far as to rank the Portland region as a Top 10 most trade-dependent metropolitan area. And a lot of Oregon-produced goods flow throu

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By Oregon Prosperity Project, In October of 2017 the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) compiled finalized draft rules to establish a new Cleaner Air Oregon program. The draft rules would have created a costly regulatory program that would do little to improve the state’s air quali

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