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Sens. Ron Wyden, Sen. Jeff Merkley,  Rep. Peter DeFazio, Rep. Greg Walden, Rep. Kurt Schrader, & Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Reps. Peter DeFazio, Greg Walden, Kurt Schrader, and Suzanne Bonamici applauded the Forest Service announcement that it will soon release $67.8 million in p

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Timber Industry Report March 31, 2014 By Rick Sohn, Umpqua Coquille LLC Strong log prices continue, and relatively stable product prices. Environment for home purchases remains positive, and should for at least a couple of years. Recent lumber manufacturing, home construction, and housing markets are compared to selected ye

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From Family Farms Coalition Our Family Farms Coalition Asks You to Vote YES on 15-119   THE FAMILY FARMS MEASURE PROTECTS FAMILY FARMERS from the serious risk that their crops will be contaminated by genetically engineered crops that are patented and controlled by large out-of-state chemical corporations. There’s no

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From No on Measure 15-119, Big news: we’re releasing our first TV ad today and we wanted you to be the first to see it. The ad highlights a new county report which details the cost of Measure 15-119 to local taxpayers and the county government of administering and enforcing the proposed measure. The report […]

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Oregon Cascade Policy Institute A new report released shows that if the Oregon State Land Board sold or leased the 93,000-acre Elliott State Forest, public school funding would increase by at least $40 million annually. Roughly 85,000 acres of the Elliott State Forest are managed for the primary purpose of raising funds for

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corp of Engineers (Corps) proposed an expansion of their federal authority over “waters of the United States.” The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is deeply concerned by this vast overreach by the EPA and t

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By Oregon Cattlemen’s Association The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) commends Oregon’s legislature in passing through HB 4093 which will grant land owners information privacy when entering into Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAA) through county Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) re

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Seneca Sawmill Featured for Commitment to Innovation, Environmental Sustainability By Oregon Tax News, Seneca Sawmill Company is transforming the way timber companies operate. The Eugene-based company was recently featured in IBM’s national publication, IBM Systems Magazine, for its visionary leadership and use of technol

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National Corn Growers Association Food prices are on the rise again and you probably already noticed. Thankfully, the mainstream media thus far is covering it in a balanced way and pointing out the primary drivers behind the increase. Those include things like drought in key growing regions, and an anticipated cut in plante

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The “hot goods” abuse case against Oregon farmers by the Department of Justice has seen a victory in the courtroom on behalf of the farmers, and now seen more attention from national media. More recently this week an editorial in the Wall Street Journal. Wall Street Journal Editorial 3-18-14:”Labor’s

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By Rick Sohn, p.H.D Umpqua Coquille LLC Log shortages keep prices very strong, with lumber steady to rising. Otherwise, the season and bad weather have slowed building and raised unsold inventory. Mortgage rates are creeping up. Recent lumber manufacturing, home construction, and housing markets are compared to 9 years ago.

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By State Senator Herman Baertschiger, State Senator Herman Baertschiger (R-Grants Pass) commended Governor John Kitzhaber (D) for his help in efforts to re-open the recently shuttered Rough and Ready Lumber Mill. “I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the Governor was helping out this iconic southern Oregon company,”

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By Oregon Congressman Greg Walden Greg Walden supports plan to reform wildfire budget U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) announced he has co-sponsored a bill to address perennial wildfire budget issues. The Wildfire Disaster Funding Act (H.R. 3992) aims to end the current practice of “fire borrowing,” using funds from fire

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association United States Reps. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), Lee Terry (R-Neb.), Mike McIntyre (D-NC) and Jim Costa (D-Cal.) introduced legislation to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from disclosing the private and confidential information of livestock and poultry producers to the public.

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OFS Legislative Report Oregonians for Food and Shelter Legislative Update from Scott Dahlman and Paulette Pyle Picture Becomes Clearer as Legislative Session Nears Finish While March 9th is the constitutional last day for the 2014 Legislative Session, the buzz around the Capitol is that the legislature could adjourn “

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National Corn Growers Association Farmers in Minnesota soon could be turning wind energy into fertilizer. Research funded by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association is developing a way to have the wind turbines put up in corn fields produce the very nitrogen fertilizer that helps those same crops grow. “We take water, and

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by Jayson Bailey of Chandler, Arizona Communities for Healthy Forests Living in the Southwest, can sometimes feel a bit like living in a matchbox. It’s dry, it’s hot, and at any moment things can ignite. Fire season is nothing new to us in Arizona, each year Arizona experiences more than its fair share of wildfires [

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We have 39 fires across 11 states. NBC Nightly News demonstrated the wildfires roaring across Western America in the past few days with the wildfire map. Watch the video below: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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By Bill Kennemer, State Representative The governor recently signed Senate Bill 830. His signature ushers in a new chapter in lower Columbia River salmon management and the prospect of a brighter future for sports anglers and commercial fishing interests, who both stand to benefit. This historic bill moves lower Columbia Ri

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National Corn Growers Association Menus at many of the hottest restaurants in cities from Portland to Princeton read like a carefully crafted tome of local one-upmanship. The Smith family loving raised the joyful cow who willingly ended its sunny, grass-fed existence to bring you the finest six-ounce filet that money can bu

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The Medford Mail Tribune made a unique appeal to Oregon’s senior Senator Ron Wyden on his role in forest policy.   The Tribune says Wyden is the key to reinvigorating Oregon’s timber economy, but Oregon is fast losing its chance.  Read excerpt below. Mail Tribune 8/9/13 Ron Wyden likes to remind you that he&#

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter FSMA Produce Safety Listening Sessions with FDA Meeting Objectives: To discuss the current proposed standards for Produce Safety, including specific aspects of the proposed rules such as agricultural water and alternatives and variances. Registration is required. For online registration, p

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By Daily Digger Oregon Association of Nurseries Presently, Oregon remains officially Japanese-beetle free, thanks to the efforts of the state’s insect pest prevention and management program. According to an in-depth story recently published by The Oregonian, workers for the Oregon Department of Agriculture use pheromo

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National Corn Growers Association Allowing America to be pro-choice when it comes to fuel is what the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is all about and a new ad campaign directed at Washington policy makers is making that point as the oil industry ramps up its anti-choice effort to repeal the law which has helped increase [

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By Oregon State University Extension office Photo: Chemist Staci Simonich examines a vial containing air pollutants at her lab at OSU. (Photo by Tiffany Woods) Oregon State University aims to test new technologies for measuring the toxicity of environmental chemicals to determine their health risk and see if cleaning up haz

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By Oregon Farm Bureau HB 2980 – Farm Labor Housing Tax Credit. This bill will extend the current tax credit program that allows on-farm and community housing projects to receive a tax credit. This bill was included in the Co-chairs’ budget and should not have any difficulty in passing. It is currently in the Joi

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Senate Passes Merkley Proposal to Create Jobs by Repairing Crumbling Water Infrastructure May 15, 2013 The U.S. Senate passed Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley’s Water Infrastructure Financing Innovation Act (WIFIA) as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 2013. The program would create jobs by providing low-cost l

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 National Farmers Union National Farmers Union (NFU) joined a group of agriculture and conservation organizations in sending letters to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce urging for

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association NCBA Statement on Reauthorization of the Animal Drug User Fee Act National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Scott George, a Cody, Wyo. dairy and beef producer, issued the following statement on yesterday’s action by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on reauthori

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By American Farm Bureau Statement from Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Senate Judiciary Passage of Immigration Reform Bill:  “The time is long overdue for our nation to have a comprehensive agricultural labor plan that works for all sectors of agriculture and across all regions of our

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