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By Barry Bushue, President Oregon Farm Bureau Oregon Farm Bureau offers its 2014 Election Guide, designed to help Farm Bureau members select the best candidates and ballot measures for Oregon agriculture. The endorsements reflect OFB’s public policy positions, which are developed by family farmers and ranchers through

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By American Farm Bureau Federation West Virginia farmer Lois Alt’s victory in court stands after the five environmental groups that sided with the Environmental Protection Agency against Alt took their cue from the agency and dropped their appeal. “We are proud of Lois Alt for courageously standing by her convictions an

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By Oregon Cattlemen Association With latest wolf depredation, Oregon ranchers now wait to see what happens next “It’s a negative thing to kill a wolf and for it to come to that. It’s one of those no-win situations that we get into as an industry.” Since 2009, Oregon ranchers have been vigilant agains

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By Rick Sohn, PHd, Umpqua Coquille LLC Timber Industry Report September 30, 2014 Log and lumber prices remain unseasonably strong. Family owned mills, optimistic about demand, are making over $100 million in machinery and electronics investments in the near future. Yet, regional Federal forests are drowning in wood, with no

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By American Forest Resource Council Litigation Against Douglas Complex Salvage Project Reveals Disregard for Rural Communities, Forest Rehabilitation On August 1, Cascadia Wildlands, Oregon Wild and the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit in Oregon federal district court to block salvage of timber from the Burea

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By Josh Lehner Oregon Office of Economic Analysis Blog Oregon remains a natural resource and manufacturing state, which along with our strong migration patterns, are really the two distinctive features that sets the state apart from most others. However the nature of our goods producing industries has changed over the past

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By Cindy National Corn Growers Association Last year, more people were killed by automobile accidents, heart attacks, lung cancer, and natural causes combined than by any one tomato. – Attack of the Killer Tomatoes When you have plenty of food on the table, it’s easy for us in America to decide we want to avoid […

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Oregon loses its pioneer of timber, freedom & generosity By Taxpayer Association of Oregon, Aaron Jones, founder of Seneca Sawmills, died this week and leaving behind an extraordinary legacy of innovation, giving and efforts to help others. Jones served his country in WWI and came back to later start his first timber c

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 By Daily Digger Oregon Association of Nurseries Invasive species, such as nutria and Japanese knotweed, pose a major threat to native habitats, costing the U.S. an estimated $120 billion annually. One way to beat them is by eating them! Promoting this idea is the “Eradication by Mastication” event. The fundraiser, now

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By US Senator Ron Wyden U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today secured a commitment to mark up his O&C Act of 2014 in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on November 13. Energy Committee Chair Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., issued an announcement Tuesday afternoon that she would hold a markup of a number of [&#

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From Wall Street Journal Editorial 9-2-14 Some rare good news from the Obama -era regulatory wars: Those two Oregon blueberry growers who took on the U.S. Labor Department in a now-famous “hot goods” dispute are winning in court. Earlier this year we told the story of Pan-American Berry Growers, B&G Ditchen

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By Oregon Cattlemen’s Association One thing was evident during a May tour the representatives of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association took of the Prairie and Little Sheep Creek watershed in Enterprise with water quality program officials from the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Environmen

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American Farm Bureau Federation The Environmental Protection Agency’s public release of farmers’ and ranchers’ personal information violates basic tenets of federal law, the American Farm Bureau Federation told a Minnesota federal court late Friday. The EPA surprised the farming and ranching community in early 2013 wh

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By American Forest Resource Council Oregon’s Timber Industry Won’t Be “Isolated” by Sen. Ron Wyden’s Rhetoric Groups representing Western Oregon’s timber industry today sent a letter to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, responding to recent comments he has made in relation to legislation he has introduced to dramatically

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By Josh Lehner Oregon Office of Economic Analysis Blog Following a slowdown in that extended from the summer of 2012 through fall 2013, Oregon exports are now growing again. In dollar value, Oregon’s exports in the past 12 months are now just 2.5 percent below their all-time peak reached back in the summer of 2008 […

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National Corn Grower’s Association With only one percent of the population still farming, it can seem politically expedient to propose faux-fixes to odd or unique problems that impact the farming minority.  The Washington Post joined in the fracas with a piece on intersex fish. The story, heavy with aqua-explicit imagery

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By Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon farmers cut out the middle man Latest statistics show Oregon among national leaders in farm direct sales & CSAs Whether it is selling at farmers’ markets and roadside stands or marketing through community supported agriculture (CSAs), Oregon producers are more likely than th

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By Oregon State University Extension  Office (Photo by Steve Strauss.) Genome could unlock eucalyptus potential for paper, fuel and fiber In a collaboration spanning five continents, scientists have announced the complete sequencing of one of the world’s most widely planted trees, Eucalyptus grandis. Used for fuel and ti

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association - Proposed Water Rule will Throw 80,000 Missouri Stream Miles Under Regulatory Bus States could be facing upwards of 100,000 added regulated stream miles as a result of the “Waters of the United States” rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of E

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By Daily Digger Oregon Association of Nurseries State officials find no evidence linking dead bees to pesticides A laboratory analysis of dead honeybee samples taken from hives in Clackamas County this summer showed no detection of pesticides, according to the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Officials said that other fact

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Rick Sohn Umqua Coquille LLC Timber Industry Report July 31, 2014 Lumber is holding, Log Prices are surprisingly strong, and mortgage rates are dropping slowly. Home value increases are healthy and analyzed below. Statistics from recent years for lumber manufacturing, home construction, and housing markets are compared to 2

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American Farm Bureau Federation By Don Parrish The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to expand the scope of “navigable waters” subject to Clean Water Act jurisdiction was drafted, according to the agency, to reduce uncertainty. And that it does. It’s very clear the proposed rule is designed to allow the fed

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By Oregon Dept of Agriculture Ranchers warned to be extra vigilant this summer as cattle prices reach historic levels A factor of supply and demand has driven cattle prices to historic highs this summer. That’s both good news and bad news for Oregon ranchers. They can expect to make a bigger profit when they take […

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Capitol reporting gets Ag boost Natural Resource News Note: The company that owns Capital Press has joined with Pamplin Media (which owns several Portland area newspapers) to hire three new journalists to report on what is happening in the State Capitol. One of the journalists is Mateusz Perkowski, a from the Capital Press,

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US Senator Ron Wyden Press Release, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., took to the Senate Floor to press Congress on the urgent need to pass an emergency funding bill that would provide additional fire funding to fight the catastrophic wildfires ripping through the western United States. Wyden described the conditions in Orego

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By Cindy National Corn Growers Association Let’s all admit it. Chuck Norris jokes are still funny. The idea that he is an unparalleled butt kicking machine elicits a fond memory and a good chuckle. He holds a soft spot in many hearts. My dear grandmother lusted after Walker Texas Ranger until her dying day. He […]

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By Oregon State University Extension  Office (Photo by Lynn Ketchum.) More than one in five commercial honeybee hives in Oregon did not survive last winter, continuing a financially challenging trend for professional beekeepers. Between Oct. 1 and March 31, Oregon beekeepers reported a 21.1 percent loss in colonies of the

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Natural Resource News Note: The Oregonian is reporting that Ron Wyden’s much anticipated timber O&C reform bill is expected to be taken up in the Senate in next week. The timing is tight as Congress closes during August for recess and returning to the district. More from the Oregonian Wyden is working with Landrie

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By Daily Digger Oregon Association of Nurseries According to an alert sent by the Farm Employer Education & Legal Defense Service (FEELDS), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is actively investigating farms in the Willamette Valley this week. Their focus thus far has been on blueberry farms, but that could change. Concu

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By National Farmers Union NFU Backs Senate’s ‘Clean Reauthorization’ of STELA Bill Doug Sombke, president of South Dakota Farmers Union, visited Capitol Hill last week to urge lawmakers to act on pending legislation that will ensure rural Americans maintain access to their local broadcast television stations. “Broad

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