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By American Farm Bureau Federation, America’s farmers need a swift resolution to the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said in a letter to President Trump. The six-year downturn in farm prices that has produced “near-unprecedented economic uncertainty

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By Oregon Family Farm Association, Oregon farmers may be able to sue companies that sell genetically engineered seeds—such as Bayer and Sygenta—if their crops become contaminated by those organisms under a bill in the state House. Such contamination can make farmers’ conventional crops unmarketable. Under House Bil

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Dueling Chlorpyrifos Bills Last week, the House Rules Committee held a hearing on HB 2619A, which would ban Chlorpyrifos. The House Agriculture and Senate Environment Committee had already conducted intensive hearings on the issue. The House Agriculture Committee amended and passed HB

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By Jamie Johansson  president California Farm Bureau, “Still Searching for Solutions”: That’s the title we used when we issued results of the latest California Farm Bureau Federation survey to document employee shortages on our state’s farms and ranches. The title refers to a similar survey we co

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By Jamie Johansson  president California Farm Bureau, “Still Searching for Solutions”: That’s the title we used when we issued results of the latest California Farm Bureau Federation survey to document employee shortages on our state’s farms and ranches. The title refers to a similar survey we co

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By Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, ODFW Photo: The breeding male of the Walla Walla Pack captured on a remote camera on private property in northern Umatilla County 2/19. State wildlife biologists counted 137 wolves in Oregon this past winter, a 10 percent increase over last year’s count of 124, according to

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By Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, ODFW Photo: The breeding male of the Walla Walla Pack captured on a remote camera on private property in northern Umatilla County 2/19. State wildlife biologists counted 137 wolves in Oregon this past winter, a 10 percent increase over last year’s count of 124, according to

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Tuesday evening, the Joint Committee on Student Success passed a gross receipts tax generating $2 billion dedicated to education programs. This legislation has real implications for Oregon’s natural resources economy. HB 3427 would: – Tax Oregon receipts over $1 million at

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Tuesday evening, the Joint Committee on Student Success passed a gross receipts tax generating $2 billion dedicated to education programs. This legislation has real implications for Oregon’s natural resources economy. HB 3427 would: – Tax Oregon receipts over $1 million at

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By Ching Lee California Farm Bureau The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the commercial production of industrial hemp in the U.S., but some California farmers looking to plant the crop this season may need to hold off on their plans. Already, some two dozen counties have either established temporary moratoriums on hemp cultivati

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By Ching Lee California Farm Bureau The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the commercial production of industrial hemp in the U.S., but some California farmers looking to plant the crop this season may need to hold off on their plans. Already, some two dozen counties have either established temporary moratoriums on hemp cultivati

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Seneca Press Release, Family-owned Seneca, just planted its 40 millionth tree. The occasion was celebrated on their tree farm where two of the three owners, sisters Becky and Kathy, planted seedlings with their grandchildren, grandnieces and grandnephews (Parker Roscoe 8, Jake Hamaker 6, and Ava Roscoe 5). “I’m so ex

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Seneca Press Release, Family-owned Seneca, just planted its 40 millionth tree. The occasion was celebrated on their tree farm where two of the three owners, sisters Becky and Kathy, planted seedlings with their grandchildren, grandnieces and grandnephews (Parker Roscoe 8, Jake Hamaker 6, and Ava Roscoe 5). “I’m so ex

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Wall Street Journal Editorial, April 17, 2019 A provincial election in Canada isn’t usually big news, but the victory by the conservatives in the western province of Alberta is an exception. Voters elected as premier Jason Kenney, who had promised that his government’s first act would be to repeal the carbon tax impo

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Wall Street Journal Editorial, April 17, 2019 A provincial election in Canada isn’t usually big news, but the victory by the conservatives in the western province of Alberta is an exception. Voters elected as premier Jason Kenney, who had promised that his government’s first act would be to repeal the carbon tax impo

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Discussions around a new $2 billion corporate activities tax dominated the Capitol.  HB 3427 was introduced as the vehicle for a tax package to generate NEW revenue to fund proposed K-12 education programming. The bill sits in the new Joint Student Success Committee, which was create

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Discussions around a new $2 billion corporate activities tax dominated the Capitol.  HB 3427 was introduced as the vehicle for a tax package to generate NEW revenue to fund proposed K-12 education programming. The bill sits in the new Joint Student Success Committee, which was create

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Zippy Duvall, President American Farm Bureau Federation Exceprts, First up, Congress must pass a disaster relief bill. Devastating storms, wildfires, volcanoes and floods have beaten a path of destruction across our country over the last year. Yet many farm families have been waiting months for assistance, with no help i

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Zippy Duvall, President American Farm Bureau Federation Exceprts, First up, Congress must pass a disaster relief bill. Devastating storms, wildfires, volcanoes and floods have beaten a path of destruction across our country over the last year. Yet many farm families have been waiting months for assistance, with no help i

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By Department of Fish & Wildlife, ODFW released its draft proposed Wolf Conservation and Management Plan today at www.odfw.com/wolves The Fish and Wildlife Commission is expected to vote on the Plan at its June 7 meeting in Salem. Once adopted, the Plan will be the third edition of the Wolf Plan, which was first adop

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By Department of Fish & Wildlife, ODFW released its draft proposed Wolf Conservation and Management Plan today at www.odfw.com/wolves The Fish and Wildlife Commission is expected to vote on the Plan at its June 7 meeting in Salem. Once adopted, the Plan will be the third edition of the Wolf Plan, which was first adop

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By Oregon Family Farm Association, A decision on legislation to limit canola production in the Willamette Valley to 500 acres a year lies with the Senate Ways and Means Committee. After the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources voted 3-2 in favor of Senate Bill 885 April 4, it was referred to Ways and [&#

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National Association of Wheat Growers, Farmers for Free Trade Launches 11 State, 3,500 Mile RV Tour Across the Midwest in Support of USMCA On April 3, 2019, Farmers for Free Trade announced that it will be executing a Motorcade for Trade tour. This tour is an 11 state, 3,500 mile RV tour across the country […]

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By Oregon Small Business Association A bill sponsored by two Democrat state representatives—Andrea Salinas of Lake Oswego and Karin Power of Milwaukie—would curb logging, road construction, and use of pesticides and herbicides in any forestland that feeds a drinking water source. Supporters, including the Sierra Club

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Hundreds of bills died due to lack of action. March 28th was the deadline for bills to be scheduled for a work session in their chamber of origin. April 9th will determine the fate of many other pieces of legislation. Next Tuesday, bills must be passed out of committee […]

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American Farm Bureau Federation The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the administration to make sure that any steps undertaken to tighten enforcement at the U.S. border do not create more uncertainty for agricultural producers. “Right now, farmers and ranchers are toughing it out,” said AFBF President Zippy

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By Oregon Family Farm Association There are several bills in the Oregon Legislature that would drive up already high labor costs for Oregon family farms and every small business along Oregon’s agricultural food chain. HB 3031 paid family leave tax bill: This bill would create a new 1% tax on businesses to pay for a

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Taxpayer Foundation of Oregon, Capitol Update Series Rep. Sherrie Sprenger, R. HD 17, currently serves on eight, count them, eight committees this during the 2019 Oregon Legislative Session – almost as many committees as years she’s been an elected legislator. Her strong work ethic serves her well as she is a chief s

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, This past Tuesday, the grassroots turned out to fight bills that would have created a new regulatory program for aerial applications at DEQ, ban chlorpyrifos and make neonicotinoids restricted use. Dozens of farmers, applicators, small woodland owners and foresters turned out to oppose

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By National Association of Wheat Growers, As floods pummel through the Midwest, NAWG extends its support and consideration to those farmers and ranchers who are facing the devastating aftermath. As growers work to pull through, NAWG calls for state and federal governments to use all resources available to help those impa

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