July 31, 2009 - OR Wheat Growers on Climate Change

President Newtson Outlines Oregon Wheat Position on Climate Change Legislation by Jeff Newtson, President Oregon Wheat Growers League Pendleton, OR – The time has come for the Oregon Wheat Growers League to articulate its position concerning the Federal Climate Change Legislation.  The U. S. Senate Agriculture Committee is in the […]

July 30, 2009 - Water Legislation: Complete review of 2009 Session

2009: Tough Legislative Session For Agricultural Water UsersBy Helen Moore, Water for Life, The 2009 Oregon Legislative Session convened January 12th and adjourned sine die on June 29th. It was not a positive session for Oregon’s natural resources community generally or agricultural water users in particular. Whether the issue was […]

July 30, 2009 - Public Comment Extended for Solar Energy Study Areas

Bureau of Land Management, The Department of Energy and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will extend the public comment period on solar energy study areas and maps by an additional 45 days. A notice published in the Federal Register on July 27 [74 FR 37051] provides for a public […]

July 29, 2009 - Wyden Vows to Ground Helicopter Tours at Crater Lake

Gets Commitment from Parks Service Nominee to Preserve Park’s “Ultimate Silence” By US Senator Ron Wyden, Washington, D.C. –  Determined to protect the natural quiet and unique character of Oregonians’ beloved Crater Lake, U.S Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today pressed Jonathan Jarvis, the administration’s nominee to head the National Parks […]

July 29, 2009 - OSU uses edible coating to make fish fillets longer-lasting

OSU uses edible coating to make fish fillets longer-lasting, possibly healthier Jingyun Duan and Yanyun Zhao Oregon Stat University Extension Service CORVALLIS, Ore. – Consumers may be able to eat longer-lasting, potentially healthier fish fillets if research at Oregon State University makes its way to the supermarket. That’s because OSU […]

July 28, 2009 - Greg Walden: Foreign energy problems remain

By Congressman Greg Walden, Lost in the din of the debate this summer over how to improve and strengthen America’s healthcare system is the other national crisis that America can no longer afford to ignore: our dependence on foreign energy.  Twelve months ago, skyrocketing oil prices drove the energy question […]

July 28, 2009 - Oregon to explore wave energy

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife– Heightened interest in harnessing wave energy off the Oregon coast is raising concerns about the effects on aquatic life. Issues surrounding this technology will be among the topics that will be explored during a fish science conference Sept. 11-13 hosted by the Oregon Department […]

July 27, 2009 - Governor approves fix to state ethanol mandate

New Law Will Allow Stations to Sell Premium Gas Without Ethanol for Certain Non-Road Uses From Governor Kulongoski Office: SALEM— The Governor this week signed HB 3497 to amend Oregon’s ethanol mandate by allowing service stations to sell premium, higher-octane gasoline without ethanol.  House Republican Leader Bruce Hanna (R-Roseburg) and […]

July 26, 2009 - Water Restoration Act Threatens Ranchers, Small Business

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association:  WASHINGTON (July 22 2009) – Jim Chilton, a fifth generation rancher from southeast Ariz., testified today on behalf of National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) during a House Committee on Small Business hearing on the Clean Water Restoration Act (CWRA). Chilton, […]

July 25, 2009 - Farm Bureau: Rushing Climate Bill Would Be ‘Height of Folly’

American Farm Bureau Federation: WASHINGTON, D.C., July 22, 2009 – American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman today asked the Senate Agriculture Committee to take an active and aggressive role in the climate change debate, but cautioned committee members that rushing to pass such sweeping legislation would be a fundamental […]