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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Office NOTE: The original news story published at this site has been removed because the study on which it was based was retracted by the authors after they discovered a calculation error.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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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter This week legislators were in town for the May “Legislative Days.” This is an opportunity for committees to hold hearings on various issues. Termed “informational”, these hearings are made up of set panels that discuss a given issue. While no bills are actually cons

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Statement by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Tracy Brunner on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies mark-up of the fiscal 2017 spending bill: “The spending bill marked up by the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee cont

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By Oregon Farm Bureau, When some Oregon farmers discovered an ad by Fred Meyer for “GMO-free” herbs, tomato, and cucumber starts last month, they were not impressed. Why? Because of the nine GMO crops that are commercially available, these are not among them. Even if they were, a grocery store wouldn’t be able to sell

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter Josephine County Circuit Court Judge Pat Wolke granted plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment yesterday, overturning the county ballot measure that banned farmers from growing genetically engineered crops in the county. Judge Wolke made clear that the crop ban is expressly preempted

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By American Farm Bureau Federation Three Farm Bureau members today called on the federal government to use more carrots and fewer sticks with farmers who care for land that has often been in their families for generations. Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Richard Ebert, former Ohio Farm Bureau President Terry McClure and

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The Oregon Department of Agriculture The Oregon Department of Agriculture has approved $129,664 in funding distributed to 13 counties as part of the Oregon Wolf Depredation Compensation and Financial Assistance County Block Grant Program. Funds for 2016 have been distributed for actual livestock losses or injuries caused by

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By Rick Sohn, PhD Umqua Coquille LLC Timber Industry Report April 27, 2016 While lumber production is slow and prices are low, there are favorable trends in mortgage rates and steady increase in home value nationally. Pockets of demand for homes and apartments in cities has created serious localized shortages and price incr

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 By American Farm Bureau Federation Farmers and ranchers want to control the information their equipment collects every time it passes through a field, a survey released today by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows. Farmers also believe that creating a cooperative-style central repository for their data is the best w

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By Oregon Farm Bureau, The Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) recently released draft rules to implement the new minimum wage law passed in Feb. 2016. We need your help to make sure the voice of small businesses and farmers is represented during the public comment period! BOLI’s draft rules are a significant overre

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By the Oregon Department of Agriculture The Oregon Department of Agriculture has adopted temporary administrative rules to implement legislative changes to the state’s industrial hemp program. The rules, which take effect immediately, modify production and handling requirements for registered growers and handlers of indus

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