May 31, 2009 - Scotch broom. One of Oregon’s most noxious plants

Oregon State University Extension Service: CORVALLIS, Ore. – Although admired for its yellow blooms, the Scotch broom shrub has become an invasive species throughout the Pacific Northwest, where it competes with native plants and forms dense stands that are difficult to manage and remove.Scotch broom was introduced from Europe as […]

May 30, 2009 - Climate Change Legislation: Benefits Must Outweigh Costs

By John Hart American Farm Bureau Federation The talk on Capitol Hill is not to expect climate change legislation to become law this year, but do expect Congress to take action before the 2010 elections. Any delay in sweeping climate change legislation is welcome news for America’s farmers and ranchers […]

May 29, 2009 - Oregon Cattlemen Legislative Update

Oregon Cattlemen Association, Items reviewed in this article: 1, Brand Bill Heads for Full Senate Vote 2. Landowner Preference Passes panel 3. Wolf Control Up to ODF&W 4. Wildlife Services Budget Help! 5. Provisions for Humane Special Agents Passes Committee 6. Omnibus Land Use/Big Look Bill Passes House

May 29, 2009 - Oregon Wildfire season 2009: Expectations, preparations

By Oregon Department of Forestry When asked to characterize the upcoming wildfire season, Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) fire managers are likely to fall back on Nobel physicist Niels Bohr’s maxim, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” That’s not to say they don’t try. There are […]

May 28, 2009 - Oregon Nurseries applaud Energy Conservation Act

Nursery Association Praises Congresswoman Doris Matsui For The Energy Conservation Through Trees Act By Association of Oregon Nurseries, [May 26, 2009] The Oregon Association of Nurseries applauded the inclusion of the Energy Conservation Through Trees Act as part of the larger American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. The […]

May 27, 2009 - OIA: Land use bills in the Legislature

By Dave Hunnicutt, Oregonians In Action Despite Oregon’s economic troubles and problems with high unemployment, the legislature is spending time debating and passing land use bills.  Although no land use bill has received approval from both the Oregon House and Oregon Senate as of late April, there are a few […]

May 27, 2009 - Pacific Seafood leads industry in traceability

Company’s Proprietary Tracking System Follows Fish from Dock to Dinner Table Pacific Seafood PORTLAND, Ore. – Pacific Seafood, a family-owned seafood company based in Portland, Ore., is leading the seafood industry in implementing traceability practices with its Automated Production Control© (APC) tracking system. The system helps protect consumers and the […]

May 26, 2009 - Timber Update: Biomass, old growth ban, spotted owl

Items reviewed: Unemployment, biomass, old-growth ban, stimulus wood, spotted owl, Federal GVW Reform and more by Rex Storm, Forest Policy Manger Associated Oregon Loggers, New Economy=Record Unemployment: There’s been a total failure of liberal claims about Oregon’s so-called, diversified “New Economy”—characterized by high tech, services and tourism.  In March, Oregon’s […]

May 25, 2009 - Indirect Land Use Scheme Defies Reality

American Farm Bureau Federation, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 21, 2009 – Agriculture and energy groups said today that indirect land use calculations should not be used to regulate the production of renewable fuels, calling the idea “a theory that defies reality.” The comments were made in a letter sent by the […]