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Greg Walden helps advance pivotal legislation to improve environmental laws, modernize energy infrastructure for Oregon Via Congressman Greg Walden Energy and Commerce Committee passes two bills to authorize Brownfields Program and better manage nuclear waste Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River), Chairman of the House Energy and

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Dairy Production Grows as Dairy Prices Stabilize in 2017 Oregon Workforce and Economic Information  Oregon dairy products are recognized worldwide for their high quality and employment is growing as a result. Dairy farms in Oregon were historically small, often employing a family and a few other individuals, but recent tre

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Free to Farm from Sea to Shining Sea American Farm Bureau By Zippy Duvall You’ll be hard pressed to find folks with more patriotic spirit than America’s farmers and ranchers. We love this country and take great pride in working around the clock to grow the finest products in the world. From sea to shining […]

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Defects linked to benzopyrene exposure passed down generationally in zebrafish Oregon State Extension Service By Chris Branum   Zebrafish whose parents and grandparents were exposed to benzopyrene, a chemical associated with air pollution, suffer several physical and behavioral deficits, even though the descendant fish

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Oregonians For Food And Shelter As the 2017 Session winds towards Sine Die, we’re finally seeing some concrete proposals on transportation, tax increases and cost savings. These were the three major issues that the Governor and legislative leaders pointed to at the beginning of the Session, but until this week, there

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  Plusses and Minuses for Agriculture with Border Adjustability Tax Via Farm Bureau A relatively new proposal for a tax system that imposes taxes where a good or service is consumed rather than where it is produced could be a mixed bag for farmers and ranchers. Under the system, known as the border adjustability tax,

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    Pacific Northwest U.S. Representatives Urge Administration to Not Privatize Bonneville Power Administration Congressman Walden – Press Release Members of Congress from Washington, Oregon express concern over the President’s proposal to divest BPA’s assets; point to BPA’s strengths in the region. Pa

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  Intact sagebrush ecosystems respond well to fire Oregon State Extension  Author: Chris Branam CORVALLIS, Ore. – Areas dominated by native plants in a sagebrush steppe ecosystem are more likely to return to normal after fire than rangelands invaded by exotic, fire-promoting grasses, according to a new study conduct

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  Statement of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on President Trump’s Paris Accord Announcement via USDA “President Trump promised that he would put America first and he has rightly determined that the Paris accord was not in the best interests of the United States. In addition to costing our economy trillions of

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Greg Walden applauds action to bring cell service to Wheeler County during August solar eclipse Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) applauded the announcement that AT&T will bring temporary cellular service into and around Mitchell, Oregon, in Wheeler County. This action comes as the region prepares for the solar eclipse in

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  OSU documents tiny aquatic species in flooded fields Oregon State Extension Office Author: Chris Branam Source: William Gerth Seasonal agricultural streams and flooded ditches, remnants of when the Willamette Valley was one big wetland, are full of aquatic life. Scientists at Oregon State University, partnering with

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  Proposed Ag Budget Fails Farmers, Ranchers, Farm Bureau President Says “The American Farm Bureau Federation and its members are concerned about the federal budget deficit. However, we also know that agriculture has done its fair share to help reduce the deficit. Going back to the early 1980s, agriculture often has

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Oregon Members of Congress Urge Army Corps to Support Dredging and Maintenance for Oregon’s Small Ports Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, joined by Representatives Peter DeFazio (OR-4), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1), and Earl Blumenauer (OR-3), today urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) to support e

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  Rep. DeFazio Includes Provision to Protect Schools from Earthquake Damage in Major School Infrastructure Repair Bill Rep. Peter DeFazio this week successfully secured language in a major school infrastructure repair bill that would provide funds for seismic retrofitting for schools vulnerable to natural disasters, in

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  USDA Certifies Another Rural Business Investment Fund Weldon Freeman Acting Deputy Under Secretary Roger Glendenning today announced that USDA has certified the Innova Ag Innovation Fund IV LP as an investment pool for small and startup rural businesses. “This certification is another tool USDA provides to help rur

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    Oregon Farm Bureau Statement on LandWatch Water Report via Oregon Farm Bureau, Anne Marie Ross “On May 11, Central Oregon LandWatch issued a report about water efficiency that compared irrigated agriculture in Deschutes and Jefferson Counties. “Different crops and animals thrive in different regions of th

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From Senator Linthicum Water is a commodity just like gold, silver, oil and gas. Historically, water has allowed our farmers, ranchers and fisherman to literally feed the world. I know how valuable water is to the health of any community. Control the life-giving water and you have complete control over any community’s fut

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  Posted from  National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Cattlemen Applaud Changes made at USDA, including Establishment of USDA Undersecretary for Trade Position National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Craig Uden today released the following statement in response to USDA’s restructuring and the dec

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Cows witnessing wolf attacks suffer PTSD-like symptoms, new research shows OSU Extension Service Cows that have witnessed wolf attacks display physical signs associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new study by Oregon State University. PTSD is a psychological disorder that develops in some people who

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The Oregon Way Forward on the Elliott State Forest Secretary of State Dennis Richardson released leadership principles for the Oregon Way Forward on the Elliott State Forest. The Land Board will consider plans for the Elliott at the upcoming May 9 meeting, including potential new public ownership options. The decision to se

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By Rex Storm, Associated Oregon Loggers, Inc. Will Forestry Reforms Happen Under Trump Administration? The Jan. 20th inauguration of President Trump has many expectations from the forest community. Will the new Administration address needed changes for the US Forest Service, BLM, and broken federal environmental regulating

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Wyden Stresses Urgent Need to Extend Secure Rural Schools and Sustainably Increase Forest Management Washington, D.C. – Rural counties in Oregon and across the country urgently need restored federal funding for vital county services and sustainably increased timber harvests, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., stressed at a Sena

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By Kent Madison Retired 3rd generation owner of Madison Ranches Inc. Echo, Oregon As federal policymakers begin debating the next round of farm-focused legislation, it is important to recognize the values that serve as a foundation of U.S. agricultural strength. These values not only support the sustainability of Oregon’s

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Oregon Cattlemen Association, In the wake of continued skyrocketing costs of energy in Oregon, Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli announced a plan to perform a cost-benefit analysis of the low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS), which critics call the “Democrats’ hidden gas tax.” Estimates said, LCFS could spike gasoline

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U.S. Lumber Industry Applauds Commerce Department Finding of Massive Canadian Subsidies The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced a preliminary determination in response to a petition filed in November 2016 by the Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade Investigations or Negotiations (COALITION)

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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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