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  Cascade-Siskiyou expansion: Who makes our nation’s laws, the president or Congress? (Guest opinion) By Travis Joseph Presidents of the United States, regardless of political party, should always follow the law. Separation of powers is the founding principle of our Constitution. Law Professor Michael Blumm’

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By Rick Sohn Ph.d Umpqua CoquilleLLC Lumber prices continue to be robust two months in a row. Logs are also strong. Home values continue improving with relatively brisk sales and building. Industry manufacturing has improved. Recent trends of lumber, logs, home construction, and housing markets, are compared. Prices in Doll

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Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and learn ways you can engage to make a better planet for fish, wildlife, their habitats and people. Since 1970, Earth Day has been observed around the globe each spring as a day to raise environmental awareness and involve citizens and communities [

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Schrader, Herrera Beutler Introduce Bill to Protect Endangered Salmon and Steelhead on the Columbia River Exponentially increasing sea lion predation in recent years threatens salmon populations in the Columbia River Washington, D.C., by Carlee Griffeth   U.S. Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR)

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By Oregon Cattlemen Association, Chair Representative Helm expressed his gratitude to the Oregon Cattlemen for volunteering Rocky Dallum for legislative study in his work group on three bills that he has introduced into the legislature. In their present state, House Bills 2705, 2706, and 2707, are not bills that the Oregon

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As congressional lawmakers turn their attention to taxes, farmers and ranchers are urging them to include estate tax repeal in any tax reform legislation they consider this year. “The estate tax is especially damaging to agriculture because we are a land-based, capital-intensive industry with few options for paying estate

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SB 1037 Would Undermine Seed Preemption! **Senate Bill 1037** Last Friday, SB 1037 was posted for a public hearing and possible work session to move out of committee on April 12. We need your help to stop this bill from moving forward this session. What does SB 1037 do? SB 1037 undermines the state seed […]

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Stay updated on OAN Workforce page! The OAN created the Workforce resource webpage — www.oan.org/workforce — to address the recent enforcement activity by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The webpage will continue to be updated with current news and information as well as helpful downloads. The webpage is cr

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By Oregon Farm Bureau, Good news on the legal and data privacy front: American Farm Bureau and the National Pork Producers Council have closed the final chapter of their lawsuit challenging the Environmen­tal Protection Agency’s release of farmers’ and ranchers’ personal infor­mation when the agency responds to Free

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By Oregonians For Food and Shelter, Today marks the first major “cutoff” of the 2017 Legislative Session. If a bill is not scheduled for a Work Session to be voted out of committee in its house of origin (i.e. House bills in a House committee) by the end of today, it is effectively dead for […]

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$150M for FMD Vaccine Bank, Regulatory Relief, Trade Top Group’s Agenda By National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, In testimony on Capitol Hill , Craig Uden, a fourth-generation cattle producer from Nebraska and the president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, called on Congress to authorize $150 million a y

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By Oregon Farm Bureau, Two weeks ago, OFB members and friends wrote to their legislators and asked them to oppose HB 3087. HB 3087 would tax employers and workers 0.5% of payroll to fund a paid family leave mandate of 12 weeks. This would cost many family businesses thousands of dollars each year! See Farm […]

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Congressman Greg Walden, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and a strong proponent of hydropower, led a hearing on modernizing America’s hydropower infrastructure. During the hearing, Walden discussed the opportunities to expand hydropower in Oregon and across the cou

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Congressman Kurt Schrader Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with Oregon’s Representatives Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio and Kurt Schrader, have joined Senate and House colleagues in introducing the bipartisan Timber Innovation Act, which aims to find new and innovative uses for wood as building mater

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By Oregon Farm Bureau, Farm Bureau members advocate for Oregon ag in DC Farm Bureau members from Oregon were in Washington D.C. Feb. 27-March 1 to meet with federal legislators, sharing their stories and describing how public policy impacts their farms and ranches. They also joined hundreds of Farm Bureau members from other

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By Oregon Cattlemen Association In the midst of an over 1.6 billion-dollar budget shortfall, Oregon’s Legislature is filled with tension as Legislators, agencies, non-profits, and coalitions alike pour through House Bills and Senate Bills day in and day out from February 1st through July 10th. Does any of this really matt

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By State Senator Dennis Linthicum, If a Democrat House member gets his way, the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) will load stiff economic, land and water management problems right into the lap of Oregon’s farmers, ranchers, cattle and dairymen. All water right holders will find themselves in a swamp-like sloug

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By Oregonians For Food and Shelter, Last week there were two OFS priority bills up for hearings. In the morning, the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on HB 2469. This bill would undermine the seed preemption law by exempting regulations on GMO crops from preemption. This would mean that loca

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American Farm Bureau The Senate joined the House in approving a Farm Bureau-supported resolution (H.J. Res. 44) to stop an Obama administration rule that would weaken the influence of local and regional input on Bureau of Land Management decisions. The resolution now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature. Known a

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By American Forest Research Council, The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) filed a legal challenge to Presidential Proclamation 9564, an order signed by President Obama in his final days of office nearly doubling the size of the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon and Northern California. AFRC Presid

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter While there were no OFS priority bills up for hearings this week (3/6-3/10), it was encouraging to see farmers in town testifying on a couple other important issues. The first was on Wednesday in the Senate Workforce Committee where SB 779 was up for a public hearing. That bill […]

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By Oregon Farm Bureau, On Wednesday, March 8, at 3:00 PM in Hearing Room A, the Senate Workforce Committee will hold a public hearing on Farm Bureau’s bill to clarify the Oregon Sick Time law. SB 779 (and HB 2936) provides a necessary fix for family businesses that are trying to comply with Oregon Sick Time.  [̷

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By Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities, Covering Idaho, Montana and portions of the Dakotas, Region 1 of the U.S. Forest Service has reached a grim milestone. Over 35,000 acres of forest projects on Region 1 National Forests are stymied by litigation. The amount of timber tied up in lawsuits (355 million board feet) is now

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American Farm Bureau American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “President Trump’s executive order to ditch the Waters of the U.S. rule is a welcome relief to farmers and ranchers across the country today. “The flawed WOTUS rule has proven to be nothing more than a federal land grab, aimed at telling farm

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Congressman Greg Walden A bill authored by U.S. Reps. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Portland) to force the U.S. Forest Service to complete a land exchange on Mt. Hood today passed the House of Representatives in an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, 415-1. The Mount Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarificat

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Wall Street Editorial, Feb 10, 2017 Someone should tell Mr. Trump the damage that his trade policies are already doing to the rural and farm-state voters who put him in the White House. This year the U.S. is expected to export $134 billion in agricultural goods, from pork to nuts to corn and much more. […]

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter OFS testified on three bills of concern to our members. The first two were in the House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources. HB 2038 provides funding for what is known as the “Farm to School” program. This program connects schools to local farmers for sourcing loca

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Congressman Peter DeFazio Press Release, Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR)  cut through bureaucratic red tape in the Trump Administration and helped to secure an increased catch limit for groundfish species caught in the Pacific Northwest Region. Every two years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) se

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By US Chamber of Commerce, Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, issued the following statement following President Trump’s signature on the Congressional Review Act Resolution repealing the so-called Stream Protection Rule: “We commend Congress and President Trump f

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