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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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U.S. Department of Agriculture Release, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the 2017 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary. The Summary shows more than 99 percent of the samples tested had pesticide residues well below benchmark levels established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Each y

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By Bill Goloski Oregon Association of Nurseries U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) dramatically increased its number of worksite investigations in 2018 as compared to 2017, according to an agency press release. ICE is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Securi

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By Oregon Family Farm Association, With a degree in engineering and a farm background, the idea of starting a vertical farm had a strong appeal for Daniel Christensen. Making money on the concept, however, proved difficult. And, by the start of 2017, after a nearly two-year run, Christensen had shuttered Portland-based S

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American Farm Bureau Federation The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the Department of Labor to continue allowing farmers to satisfy their legal obligations under the H-2A guest worker program by recruiting U.S. workers through print advertisements. Currently, a farmer who wants to hire employees through the fed

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By California Farm Bureau, As the U.S. Department of Agriculture begins making payments on the second round of trade-aid funding to farmers hurt by ongoing trade disputes, California agricultural exporters and marketers assess the impact retaliatory tariffs have had on key foreign markets. China, Canada, Mexico and other

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By Natural Resource News Note, Farm Bill a big help for Oregon hemp Horse can’t sue owner for $100,000 Inside hunt details on the cougar that killed woman Oregon’s famous farmer told ‘You ain’t gonna make it!’ Wildfire: $512M damage. 2000 tons grapes ruined. Oregon Ag numbers outpacing nation 6 voices on Hammon

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National Association of Wheat Growers, USDA Launches Second Round of Trade Mitigation Payments; NAWG’s Response President Trump announced the Administration would be fulfilling the second half of assistance through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) to help farmers impacted by the trade war between the United States

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By Oregon for Food and Shelter, As we look toward the 2019 Legislative Session, there are a couple of things we pay close attention to in December and early January. The first is the release of pre-filed bills which should be available online in the next couple of weeks, and the second is the release […] The

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Cattlemen Oppose “Blank Check” for Land and Water Conservation Fund By National Cattlemen Beef Association, Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and NCBA Federal Lands, released the following statement regarding the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF): “Like the rest of America, Co

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By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, There was big news for agriculture recently, as Congress passed the Farm Bill with large majorities in both the House and Senate. The bill now goes to President Trump who is expected to sign the sweeping legislation. Oregon’s entire congressional delegation, minus Earl Blumenauer

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By National Cattlemen’s Beef Association National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Kevin Kester issued the following statement regarding U.S. House and Senate passage of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report: “America’s cattlemen and women want common sense and certainty from Congress this holiday season

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By Oregon Sportsmen Association, A large cougar wandering the Southern Oregon University campus at night escaped apparently unharmed after Ashland police officers fired at it, yet the city’s police chief decided to allow shooting of any cougars spotted in populated areas during the daytime, but only with his prior appr

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By National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Livestock Producers Praise Modification to Sage Grouse Land Use Plans Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Federal Lands, released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s modified

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By Oregon Farm Bureau Federation Oregon Farm Bureau Federation President Sharon Waterman witnessed the signing of the new Clean Water Rule at the EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. today, along with presidents from other State Farm Bureaus from across the nation. The following statement may be attributed to Oregon Farm

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By Oregon Employment Department, As Oregon businesses struggled during the Great Recession (2007-2009) and the years to follow, the state’s grape and wine industry flourished. In 2007, there were 792 vineyards and 351 permitted or bonded wineries in the state; by 2009, that number had grown to 835 vineyards and 377 win

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National Association of Wheat Growers, Leaders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico officially signed the revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) now known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) applaud the thr

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Wall Street Journal Editorial, France’s violent Yellow Vest protests are now about many domestic concerns, but it’s no accident that the trigger was a fuel-tax hike. Nothing reveals the disconnect between ordinary voters and an aloof political class more than carbon taxation. The fault line runs between anti-carbon p

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By Oregonians In Action, As many of you know, one of the fundamental tenets of Oregon land use law is “protecting farmland.” It is the primary argument from those who defend our system at all costs. Why? Because the argument resonates with the public. I hear it all the time, typically from people who wouldn’t [R

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By National Farm Bureau Federation, The following statement regarding the House and Senate Ag Leaders’ announced “agreement in principle” on the 2018 Farm Bill conference report may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. “The 2018 farm bill emerging from the conference commit

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By Oregon Sportsmen Association, The Oregonian obtained emails, documents, and photographs detailing state wildlife officials’ successful hunt for a cougar that killed a 55-year-old hiker on Mount Hood Sept. 10. Diana Bober of Gresham, whose love for the outdoors and the creatures living there has been portrayed in cou

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has approved the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s application to lethally remove the few California sea lions present at Willamette falls in an effort to help save winter steelhead and spring Chinook from extinction. Sea lions

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By National Cattlemen Beef Association Colin Woodall, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, issued the following statement regarding the announced plan regarding how USDA and FDA would regulate lab-produced fake meat: “This announcement that USDA would have primary jurisdiction over the most important facets of

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By American Farm Bureau Federation, The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 33rd annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, or less than $5.00 per person. This is a 22-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.12. “

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By Oregon Family Farm Association, Farmers and ranchers in the United States heralded as a victory passage of a bill by the Republican-controlled House Friday that drops legal protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states. “For years, ranchers across my district have watched as wolf populations grew, harassing and

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By Oregon State University Extension Service, Bloomberg News authors Dave Merrill and Lauren Leatherby have pieced together a striking illustration of how America uses its land to create wealth. Focusing on the 48 contiguous states and using data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other government agencies, they

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