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By Jim Pasero Oregon Transformation Newsletter, Third Century Solutions, Q and A with Mike Pihl, Spokesman for Timber Unity How long have you owned Pihl Logging Company in Vernonia? How did you get started? How many employees do you have? And what is the condition of private logging businesses in […] The pos

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Traditionally, the summer months following a long legislative session are quiet on the policy front as many are attempting to recoup and recover. However, this summer has been filled with a flurry of activity. Here are some of the highlights that we thought would […] The p

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American Farm Bureau Federation The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Today’s Endangered Species Act reforms serve the needs of imperiled species as well as the people most affected by implementation of the law’s provisions. This makes real-world species recover

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By Oregon Department of Ag, A horse in Union County has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first detection of the disease in Oregon horses for the 2019 season. The affected horse is a 25-year-old Quarter Horse mare with a history of “under” vaccination for WNV. […] The post

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Grow Oregon Strong, Oregon’s forests are rich with diversity. Across the state there are 30 native coniferous species and 37 native species of broadleaf trees. However, when trees are replanted in Oregon, are they still as diverse as they were before? To answer that question we asked GreenWood Resources forester [̷

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American Farm Bureau Federation, Family Farmer Relief Act Will Help Farmers Stay in Business The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “America’s farmers and ranchers applauds House passage of the Family Farmer Relief Act. After several consecutive years of a

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Capitol Update Series by Oregon Tax News, A bill cosponsored by Rep. Shelly Boshart Davis, during the 2019 Legislative Session would enable Oregon farmers to better hire younger workers by allowing a training wage during the first three months that would be exempt from the state minimum wage (which is […] Th

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Oregonians for Food and Shelter, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the comment to September 3rd of their registration review of glyphosate. The EPA is required to conduct these periodic reviews of every pesticide. As part of the registration review, EPA holds a public comment period where the public

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By American Farm Bureau Federation The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “All eyes will be on this week’s trade negotiations in China because reopening the door to one of the largest markets in the world is key to helping farmers get back […]

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By Taxpayer Foundation of Oregon, Rep. E. Werner Reschke of Klamath Falls successfully sponsored and shepherded through the Oregon Legislature two measures to help small schools retain funding and enable a rural medical provider to qualify for tax credits. Under House Bill 2847, Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls

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Congressman Greg Walden U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) and Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) expressed concern that a number of local fire departments may no longer be able to serve as partners to the federal government in fighting wildfires. The three Oregon lawmakers’ letter to Agriculture Sec

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American Farm Bureau Federation The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “We greatly appreciate President Trump’s concern for America’s farmers and ranchers in these difficult economic times, and we are grateful for this continued trade assistance to help

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Coastal Coho Petition Before the Board of Forestry We reported on three anti-forestry initiative petitions (IP 35, 36, and 37) filed by environmental groups. Some of these same activist groups filed a petition to increase protections for the Oregon Coastal Coho Salmon with the […

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Oregon Congressman Greg Walden, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released a statement following President Trump’s Disaster Declaration for the state of Oregon. The declaration will provide federal assistance to areas impacted by recent storms in Curry, Douglas, Grant, Linn, Umatilla, and Wheeler County: “Pre

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By National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Photo: Lane Calls for Congress to Take Action, Consider Compromise Proposal For Sake of Wildlife, RangelandsLane Calls for Congress to Take Action, Consider Compromise Proposal For Sake of Wildlife, Rangelands The current system of managing wild horses and burros on public lands

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By Oregon Property Owners Association & Oregonians In Action “LAND USE ALERT: What just happened in the 2019 Oregon Legislature? What are the new laws for urban and rural property owners, and how will they affect your property?” The Oregon legislature has just completed its 2019 legislative session. There were [&

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By Wall Street Journal, Pop quiz: Is “veggie bacon” made out of pork? If this seems like a dumb question, take a gander at a new Louisiana statute targeting such labels as deceptive. Signed in June by Governor John Bel Edwards, the law prohibits “selling a food product under the […] The post

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By Oregon Family Farm Association, Out-of-state wineries will have to pay the same $25 per ton tax that growers inside the state pay under a bill approved by the Oregon Senate 28-0. Under Senate Bill 112, wineries that source grapes from Oregon would pay $25 a ton, a cost often […] The post

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By Congressman Kevin McCarthy California Farm Bureau, California is the fifth largest producer of agriculture in the world, and I’m proud to say that much of this production comes from my own backyard in Kern County, Tulare County, and the Central Valley. In order for the Golden State to remain […] The

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By American Farm Bureau Federation, The Mexican Senate this week approved the U.S.–Mexico–Canada agreement, making Mexico the first country to ratify the pact. Canada has started the ratification process through its Parliament and, as required, Trump administration trade officials have sent to Congress a draft statem

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Oregon Farm Bureau, The version HB 2007-B was the result of a bipartisan effort that recognized the unique needs of Oregon’s farmers and ranchers, families who often own a lot of diesel-fueled equipment. The new law provides exemptions for “farm-plated” trucks, log trucks, low-mileage-use equipment, and small fleet

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HB 2020, the Carbon Tax climate bill died in the Senate. (Photo: Oregonian highlighting rural protest) By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation Oregon Tax News It is official that the highly provocative and costly Carbon tax climate bill HB 2020 died as the 2019 Oregon Legislative Session drew to a […] T

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By National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Jennifer Houston, President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, released the following statement in response to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s finalization of a rule exempting livestock producers from unnecessary reporting

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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation, Oregon Tax News The protest against Oregon’s Carbon Tax bill HB 2020 (also called climate bill, carbon cap and trade) went national this month and has led to its own collapsing. One of the loudest voices in the debate has been the community most […] The pos

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By Taxpayer Foundation of Oregon, Rep. Greg Barreto, R, Cove, authored and pass the only bill so far to receive a unanimous vote in the 80th Oregon legislature. HB 2444 will fund Oregon Future Farmers of America with $1.43 million, passing by a 60-0 vote. Agriculture is a top priority […] The post

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By Robyn H. Smith Oregon Cattlemen Association Beef Blog What is agri-tourism? Simply put, it’s the practice of attracting travelers or visitors to an area used primarily for agriculture purposes. Attendees find themselves immersed in the beauty and nostalgia of the countryside while absorbing small gems of information

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By American Farm Bureau Federation, The EPA’s latest proposal to define which waters can be regulated by the federal government and which by state and local authorities is a vast improvement over previous efforts, Wyoming Farm Bureau President Todd Fornstrom told the Senate Subcommittee on Fisheries, Waters, and Wildli

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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon, The Oregon House passed HB 2020, the Carbon Tax Bill, which would make Oregon the home to the nation’s most restrictive carbon tax plans. After six hours of debate, HB 2020 passed the House on a 36-24 vote. HB 2020 goal is to lower state […] The post

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Rep. Peter DeFazio Release, Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), together with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA-4), and Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5), led a bipartisan, bicameral group of 18 senators and 33 representatives in pushing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter Last week, Timber Unity arose as a movement within Oregon’s timber and trucking sectors to fight HB 2020, cap and trade, and prevent the devastating impacts the legislation will have on their jobs and livelihood.The group’s Facebook page states: “Timber Unity is a grou

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