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By American farm Bureau Federation, Recognizing the high levels of stress affecting America’s farmers and ranchers, Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union have partnered on a program to train individuals who interact with farmers and ranchers to recognize signs of stress and offer help.

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, In September, Bev Clarno, the Secretary of State, rejected the anti-forestry initiative petitions 35, 36, and 37 because she believed these petitions violated the single subject rule of the Oregon Constitution. The Secretary of State is granted exclusive authority to determine whether

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By Oregon Small Business Association Undocumented farm workers could have a path to legal status under a bill cosponsored by Republican Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, making it easier for farmers to find help. Under the bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act, HR 4916, farmers would be required to use the government’s

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Release, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Jennifer Houston issued the following statement in response to Japan’s final approval of a trade deal that will lower tariffs for U.S. beef exports to that nation: “There’s just no other way to say

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Oregon Farm Bureau Federation, The Oregon Farm Bureau Federation proudly endorses IP 57 to create an independent commission to establish the political district lines in Oregon and remove partisan politicians from the process. Every 10 years, political redistricting occurs following the census, a process intended to provi

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By Robyn H. Smith (Photo: Ken Lund, Wikipedia) Imagine – you’re a range rider checking cattle on a 7,000-acre forest service allotment, it’s a hot July day. Now imagine riding through trees, creeks and into canyons on this allotment, all seems calm until you ride upon the body of a […] The post

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by American Farm Bureau Federation, A bill introduced today to help more farm families continue their livelihoods after the death of a loved one has the full support of the American Farm Bureau Federation. The Preserving Family Farms Act of 2019 is sponsored by Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) and Jackie […] T

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Federal Court Decisions on O&C Lands Deliver Major Victories for Rural Oregon Travis Joseph AFRC President, A federal court issued two major decisions relating to the management of Western Oregon O&C lands. In one decision Judge Richard Leon invalidated President Barack Obama’s proclamation expanding the Ca

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President Zippy Duvall, American Farm Bureau Federation “Legislation advanced by the House Judiciary Committee falls short of a long-term solution to farm labor shortages, which constitute one of the most significant barriers to farm success in several regions of the country. “Before the bill was introduced, modifica

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Initiative Petitions Continued to be Filed The redistricting of Congressional and Legislative Districts happens every 10 years. Oregon’s population growth means we stand to gain a Congressional district after the 2020 Census. To ensure the process for drawing voting district boun

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By Oregon Family Farm Association, Women voices in Ag spotlight: State Senator Betsy Johnson, Oregon Senate, 2005-Present, District 16 Cities west of Portland from Scappoose to Tillamook up to Astoria. Oregon House of Representatives, 2001-2005. Agriculture Background Johnson grew up in Central Oregon, where she came to

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National Association of Wheat Growers, Agri-Pulse: Look to the Soil, Committee Told House lawmakers who are searching for ways farmers can help address climate change are focusing on the potential benefits of increasing soil carbon. “Soils store two to three times more CO2 than the atmosphere and two to five […]

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By Oregonians For Food and Shelter, Proactive Timber Measures Filed Professional foresters and forest landowners filed a package of citizen initiatives for the November 2020 General Election aimed at protecting the rights and proven forestry practices being put at-risk from radical anti-forestry ballot initiatives curren

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By Oregon Employment Department, Oregon is one of the world’s great tree-growing areas. The state’s soils and climate provide ideal conditions to grow such commercially viable species as Douglas fir and ponderosa pine. Forests cover more than 30 million of Oregon’s 62 million acres – almost half of the state’s

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation by U.S. Reps. Angie Craig (D – 2nd Dist., Minn.) and Lloyd Smucker (R – 11th Dist., Penn.) that would provide flexible and common-sense relief from Hours of Service (HOS) rules

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By Oregon Property Owner Association, OregonPropertyOwners.org At long last, the 2019 Oregon Legislature adjourned on June 30.   The session was dominated by big issues – taxes, climate change, rent control, criminal law etc. and cooperation between legislators was almost non-existent.  But despite emotions, high dr

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Wall Street Journal Editorial, 10-25-19 After again shutting power to hundreds of thousands this week, California’s utility PG&E disclosed Thursday that it had discovered a broken jumper cable by the ignition site of a wildfire blazing across Sonoma County. The company has warned of more blackouts this weekend and

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National Cattlemen Beef Association release, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President, Government Affairs, Ethan Lane, released the following statement in response to a letter from U.S. Sens. John Thune (S.D.) and Mike Rounds (S.D.) regarding beef labeling practices: “NCBA understands that the practices a

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Oregon US Senator Ron Wyden, Wyden Statement on USDA Announcement of Hemp Production Interim Rule Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) interim rule on hemp production: “I’ve long said that if you can make and sell hemp products in America, you [̷

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By Oregon Family Farm Association, Republican, Oregon House of Representatives, 1995-2001, District 10 Clackamas, Damascus, Happy Valley, Oregon City, Boring and Gresham. Republican House speaker, 1999-2001. Current: CEO, Gresham Chamber of Commerce. Agriculture Background Snodgrass grew up picking crops on her grandpare

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By National Cattlemen Beef Association, Todd Wilkinson, South Dakota cattle producer and NCBA Policy Division Vice Chair, released the following statement in response to the introduction of the Livestock Risk Management and Education Act by U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.): “NCBA applauds Representative Dusty Johnson&#

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Oregon Small Business Association, The owner of the Benton-Lane Winery, Agustin Huneeus Jr. , was sentenced in the national college admissions cheating scandal. Agustin Huneeus Jr. bought the Oregon winery between Corvallis and Eugene in January 2018. Benton-Lane Winery are known around the state for their award winning

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Oregon Family Farm Association, VanLeeuwen says she never dreamed she’d be in office, but her involvement in agriculture got her drafted as a write-in in the 1974 primary. Though she did not win the November general election in 1974, VanLeeuwen was elected to her first term in the House of […] The post

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American Farm Bureau Federation The American Farm Bureau Federation supports the Seeding Rural Resilience Act sponsored by Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), which is designed to help farmers respond to stress and decrease the stigma associated with mental health care in rural communities. “Farmers

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Oregon Congressmen Peter DeFazio, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, announced Oregon State University (OSU) will be the recipient of grants totaling almost $1.6 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to advance new climate-relat

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter Oregon’s Initiative Petition process continues to see hot developments. In an attempt to push the Legislature to pass a cap and trade bill in the 2020 session, environmental groups filed three initiative petitions. IP #48 | 100% CLEAN ENERGY BY 2045 – Requires Oregon

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American Farm Bureau Federation, The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Industrial Hemp Council have asked the Environmental Protection Agency to add 10 crop protection products to those applications approved for use on hemp. The groups made the request in rulemaking comments submitted to the agency. “(F)

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By Natural Resource News Note, Troubles Surrounding Oregon Ag Co-ops are Alarming to Farmers. The Capitol Press noted recently that Wilco Farmer’s cooperative (Mt. Angel, OR) has replaced their highly regarded CEO after serving for only a little over one year in the position. This follows numerous and major staff [R

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Previously, we reported that the three anti-forestry measures, IP 35, 36 & 37, were thrown out by the Secretary of State for not meeting the constitutionally required single-subject rule. The single-subject rule exists to avoid voter confusion and to prevent proposals that are very

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by Colin Woodall, NCBA CEO National Cattlemen’s Beef Association The activist-funded Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) has again resorted to half-truths and smear tactics to pit beef producers against one another. It’s clear that their allies at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) have taught

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