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By Robert Giblin, American Farm Bureau Federation, Just about everyone running for a major federal or state office is talking about immigration reform, and it will likely be a top item on 2017 political agendas. Responsible immigration reform will need to balance homeland security and food security. Otherwise, consumers may

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter The future of your crop protection tools is at stake. Now is the time to tell EPA to follow good science and let them know what simazine and/or atrazine mean to your crop production! Who is really running the Environmental Protection Agency? Recently, the EPA released a draft Ecological [&

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By Oregon Farm Bureau, Farm Bureau thanks Oregon Governor Kate Brown for speaking to the OFB Board of Directors on Sept. 14, 2016. Governor Brown discussed her work with a variety of stakeholders to avoid a sage grouse listing via the national Endangered Species Act, her signing the bill this session to ratify the removal [

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American Farm Bureau Federation, A unanimous ruling from the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals said the Environmental Protection Agency violated the personal privacy rights of farmers and ranchers. Chad Smith has more. Smith: Danielle Quist is the Senior Counsel for Public Policy with the American Farm Bureau Federation,

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By Oregon Cattlemen’s Association The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association has invested $5,000.00 in a campaign led by Malheur County families to oppose a national monument designation that would restrict access to public lands, hurting Oregon’s economy by curtailing ranching in the state’s No. 1 cattle producing region.

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By Oregon Dept. of Agriculture A record number of invasive Japanese beetles have been detected in Washington County within the city of Portland this summer. To date, the Oregon Department of Agriculture has found 265 Japanese beetles in traps placed in the area as well as numerous live beetles causing feeding damage on rose

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By Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation It has been said that if it takes five weeks to build a barn, a wise carpenter should spend the first three drawing up plans, gathering material and preparing the site. In Farm Bureau’s mission to advance sound public policy that helps America’s farm and ranch

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by Rex Storm, Forest Policy Manager Associated Oregon Loggers Drought Impacts CA and OR Forests: California and southwest Oregon are in the midst of a massive forest die-off, with an estimated 66 million trees killed in CA during 2015 & 2016. Drought, pests, and disease have taken a destructive toll on the region’s fo

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By Oregon Wheat Growers League Record yields across the U.S. and favorable conditions around the world this harvest season have brought the lowest price of wheat in nearly a decade, with wheat futures down, causing a dilemma for elevator operators as an oversupply of wheat has caused over-capacity in some areas. Affecting e

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter Oregon’s farm community was hit with some shocking news; Katy Coba would be stepping down as Director of Agriculture to accept the Governor’s appointment of her as the state’s chief operating officer and director of the Department of Administrative Services. The appointme

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Congressman Greg Walden News Release, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced that his plan to remove gray wolves from the federal endangered species list has been approved by the U.S. House by a vote of 223-201. “Oregon’s wolf population has grown by more than 40 percent, and yet we have this divided managem

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By American Farm Bureau Federation Stewart Truelsen It’s been almost 150 years since two men who had farmed squared off against each other in a presidential election, and it may never happen again. But candidates don’t need firsthand experience to understand the needs of farmers and ranchers or to appreciate the work th

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By Oregon State University Extension Office NOTE: The original news story published at this site has been removed because the study on which it was based was retracted by the authors after they discovered a calculation error. The authors subsequently republished their study with the error corrected. The story below referenc

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Oregon Department of Agriculture The Oregon Department of Agriculture and Oregon State University are teaming up this summer to offer five dinner events in five different communities. What do these dinners all have in common? They will all feature Oregon grown specialty crops. The “Crop Up Dinner Series and Market Showcas

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association submitted comments on the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service’s National Organic Program; Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices proposed rule. NCBA President Tracy Brunner, said that voluntary agency marketing programs are not the place

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by Allison Smith Stoel Rives LLP – Renewalable & Law The California Air Resources Board (ARB) released draft amendments to California’s cap and trade regulation, including revisions to the current program in place through 2020, an extension of the program through 2030, and setting the stage for continued emissions r

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter The House passed the compromise GMO food disclosure bill, that passed the Senate last week. This means that the legislation now goes to the President who is expected to sign it. More details can be found in the first story below. Thank you to everyone who contacted their Representative [&#

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By John A. Charles Jr. Cascade Policy Institute In his recent guest column, Director of the Oregon Department of State Lands Jim Paul summarizes the history of the Elliott State Forest. He correctly notes that the Common School Trust lands within the Elliott must be managed as an endowment asset for public schools. Since th

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By National Association of Wheat Growers The House passed the GMO labeling agreement designed by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, by a vote of 306 to 117. The Senate passed the bill last Thursday by a vote of 63 to 30, advancing the agreement on to the House this […

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By Healthy Forest, Healthy Communities This excellent document, from The Story Group, tells the stories of Colorado firefighters confronting the growing trend of larger and more severe wildfires. It is another reminder that we can mitigate the impacts of climate change and catestrophic wildfire through active forest managem

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Wildlife Groups Support Senate Action on Fire Borrowing, Forest Management Reforms By Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities, The American Wildlife Conservation Partners, a coalition of over 30 hunting and outdoors organizations, recently sent a letter to key leaders of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. In li

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By Oregon Farm Bureau, If you’re driving around Portland this summer, you may encounter one of these colorful billboards by Multnomah County Farm Bureau asking an important question: Who’s your farmer? Many people don’t realize that 98 percent of Oregon farms and ranches are family owned and operated. Farm Bureau’s

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By American Forest Research Council, Local Forest Products Industry Builds Habitat Home in Springfield for Navarrete Bravo Family The Navarrete Bravo family will be joined by Springfield Mayor Lundberg, partners from the forest products industry, and Habitat supporters in celebrating the groundbreaking of the family’s Hab

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Tracy Brunner testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture. Brunner, a fourth generation rancher and cattle feeder from the Flint Hills area of Kansas, stressed to the subcommittee that over-

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by Rex Storm, Forest Policy Manager Associated Oregon Loggers Possible Anti-Forestry Ballot Initiatives: November’s general election might include three state-wide anti-forestry ballot initiatives—only if each petition clears two very tough hurdles by late July to qualify for the ballot. Although the petitions received

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Oregon Association of Nurseries The White House announced  that it will essentially double the threshold at which salaried employees performing certain executive, professional or administrative duties are exempt from overtime pay. The current threshold is $23,660 and will roughly double to $47,476. Labor Secretary Thomas P

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By American Farm Bureau Federation Kevin Paap, president of the Minnesota Farm Bureau and board member of the American Farm Bureau Federation, described a litany of trade barriers faced by farmers and ranchers in a hearing of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee. In response, Paap asked Congress to approve the Trans-

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By Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities, The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee’s ranking member, Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., is holding a forum on the “growing anti-government extremism on public lands.” Grijalva says the forum will discuss the emergence of this movement and the government’s efforts

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Natural Resource Report, Oregonians In Action Education Center is hosting their annual Land-Use Forum in Eugene on Wednesday June 15th.  They will be discussing important landowner topics such as Oregon Board of Forestry’s New Streamside setbacks, Alert on new Floodplain Rules on Oregon Land-Use Laws, Rural/Urban Dev

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By Oregon Farm Bureau, One thing all parties could agree on at a May 23 hearing about the Owyhee Canyonlands is that it is spectacularly beautiful. But who’s to thank for that? “Today we’ve heard the words ‘iconic’ and ‘awesome’ to describe the Owyhee Canyonlands,” said Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bus

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