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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, To date, over 2600 bills have been introduced. The pace at the Capitol is picking up as Committees try to work bills before the April 9th Work Session Deadline. Tuesday of last week, the House Energy & Environment Committee held a hearing on HB 2656, which would ban harvest, [̷

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By National Cattlemen Beef Association, Livestock Producers Praise Recovery of Gray Wolf as “Conservation Success Story” Jennifer Houston, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and Bob Skinner, president of the Public Lands Council, released a joint statement in response to the Department

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Congressman Greg Walden, President Trump signed into law legislation introduced by Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) to protect a central Oregon community from wildfire. Walden’s Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection Act (H.R. 524) will allow for needed management of the fire fuels that surround Crooked River Ran

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Probably the most threatening bill to Oregon’s managed forests, HB 2656 will have a hearing in House Energy & Environment Committee on Tuesday, March 12th at 1:00 PM. HB 2656 bans harvest, road building, and the use of pesticides and fertilizers in forestland that supplies dr

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By American Farm Bureau Federation Repeal is the most effective way to protect family-run businesses from the estate tax, the American Farm Bureau Federation and more than 50 other organizations wrote in a letter to Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Reps. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) and Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.), who introduced the Deat

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By Oregon Farm Bureau, “On Feb. 14, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management revoked the grazing permit of Hammond Ranches. Almost five years to the day later, on Feb. 13, 2019, BLM signed documents that reissued the permit, allowing the Hammond family to get back to the business of raising cattle in eastern Oregon. “This

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By Oregon Family Farm Association, Like farmers use scarecrows to protect seeds and crops from birds, a Jackson County rancher is employing an inflatable dancing tube man to keep gray wolves from killing his livestock. Ted Birdseye set up a lime-green inflatable dancer, such as those seen in used-car lots, in his pasture

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association launched a new campaign highlighting critical questions about the production of lab-grown fake meat. The Fake Meat Facts campaign will shine a spotlight on the many unknowns that the federal government must clarify before finalizing the r

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By Oregon Family Farm Association An Oregon state senator introduced four bills in the state Legislature to help people fighting fires on farmland after a wildfire in July burned 80,000 acres in Sherman and Wasco counties. Sen. Bill Hansell, a Republican from Athena in the 29th District, credited local farmers with preve

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Washington Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office, OLYMPIA–Despite two decades of efforts to recover them, wild salmon are still declining—and a report released  by the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office stresses that adequate funding is needed to turn the tide on the iconic species’ future. In the past 10 years, re

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American Farm Bureau Federation, Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation: “The release of a new draft Clean Water Rule is a major step toward fair and understandable water regulation on America’s farms and ranches and other working lands. The previous rule would have treated much of the landscape as

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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation An escalating trade war between the United States and China, along with tit-for-tat tariffs on imported goods, may curtail business in West Coast ports, reducing labor hours and creating a ripple effect throughout the Pacific Northwest economy. The latest volley in the trade w

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By Oregon Sportsmen Association, People who organize or participate in fishing derbies or hunting competitions could be fined $6,250 and face up to 364 days in jail if a bill introduced in the Oregon State Senate passes. The extreme bill, backed by the Humane Society of the United States, would end all hunting and fishin

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By National Cattlemen’s Beef Association The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Center for Public Policy today released new Cost/Benefit Principles that will help guide its decision-making process on various policy proposals regarding climate change. “It seems like every week or so, another group releases an

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Photo: Dwight Hammond after his Presidential pardon. By Oregon Family Farm Association, A Burns, Ore., rancher convicted of unlawful field-burning that burned federal land was pardoned by President Trump in July and now has received a 10-year renewal of their grazing permit. In one of his last moves before stepping down

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By Oregon Sportsmen Association, Gun owners in Oregon will see their rights eroded significantly under a proposed Senate bill that would outlaw weapons capable of firing more than five rounds and limit the purchase of ammunition to no more than 20 rounds a month. The bill was proposed by Sen. Rob Wagner of Tualatin, who

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By National Cattlemen’s Beef Association The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)  released its official Policy Priorities for 2019. The release came as approximately 10,000 members of the cattle industry joined together for its annual convention and NCBA Trade Show, which is being held this week in New Orle

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Partnership for Oregon Communities, Partnership for Oregon Communities released the following statement upon release of cap and trade legislation by the Joint Carbon Reduction Committee. “The bill released is the start of what we hope will be a robust conversation about the costs and benefits of a cap and trade pro

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By Oregon Family Farm Association, Here is a bill watch on the latest happening in the Legislature. HB 2437 would allow farmers to clean out 3000 cubit yards of dirt per mile of drainage in wetland areas. This would be up from 50 cubit yards of dirt. The Capital Press reports several environmentalist spoke against [̷

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, The House Environment and Energy Committee introduced another neonicotinoid ban bill that contains the identical language as HB-2619. This duplicative bill has not yet been released in bill form with a number. Related, the Oregon League of Conservation Voters posted their priorities in

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By American Farm Bureau Federation, Farmers and ranchers are on the front lines of the fight against internet hucksters and food faddists. Even so, respectful media relationships and an empathetic approach can help win the day, agricultural journalists Brian Winnekins and Sabrina Hill told farmers and ranchers at a works

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By Oregon Family Farm Association, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat who founded the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, has proposed regulating marijuana like alcohol. HB 420, a bill introduced in Congress recently, would take marijuana off the list of federally controlled substances. Since the 1970s, the number

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Congressman Greg Walden Press Release “After one of the most deadly fire seasons in American history, Democrats in the U.S. House cut funding for hazardous fuels reduction efforts and then blocked a plan by Republicans to restore it to previously agreed upon levels,” said Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River).

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By American Farm Bureau Federation, The challenge farmers and ranchers in western states have when it comes to public lands has its roots back in the revolutionary war, when states were fighting for self-governance, according to George Wentz Jr., a partner in the Davillier Law Group, who presented at the American Farm Bu

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By Oregon Family Farm Association, Federal regulators have cracked down on a Napa Valley winemaker for labeling his product with labels that might mislead buyers into thinking it was made in Oregon. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau ordered the owner of Copper Creek Wines & Provisions to change several win

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By Stewart Truelsen American Farm Bureau Federation It’s a bit ironic that Sears is teetering on verge of liquidation and the American Farm Bureau Federation is still going strong after 100 years. In the early days of the Farm Bureau movement, Julius Rosenwald, president and later chairman of Sears, made financial gran

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By American Farm Bureau Federation, Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention today adopted policies to guide the organization’s work during its centennial year on key topics such as farm bill implementation, cell-cultured food products, trade, rural broadband acces

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Out of the 1471 [pre-session] bills, we saw several that would raise taxes, amend the property tax structure, address affordable housing issues and more. On the pesticide front, there are already three bills of concern: HB 2619 – Bans the sale and use of neonicotinoids in the Sta

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By Oregon Family Farm Association, Various Oregon Environmental groups announced this month that they are pulling out of the state talks on wolf management. The groups claim that the process is leaning towards making killing wolves easier.  The groups collectively say that they plan to oppose the plan. The Eugene Regist

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By Christine Souza California Farm Bureau, As the partial shutdown of the federal government entered its third week, agencies serving farmers and ranchers reduced services as the new 116th Congress took office. The stalemate among lawmakers and the administration left agricultural advocates wondering about WashingtonR

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