September 30, 2009 - Update: Lumber falls 15%, Housing up, Permits up

By Rick Sohn, Umpqua Coquille LLC Timber Industry Report, September 28, 2009 Lumber prices fell 15%, housing starts and building permits are up only slightly, and unsold inventory actually rose after falling for months.  Perhaps the brightest spot this month is the historically low mortgage interest rate.   See the 3-year […]

September 29, 2009 - Be prepared for farm tanks to receive biodiesel blended fuel

Oregon Department of Agriculture, September 23, 2009… As Oregon’s biodiesel renewable fuel standard takes effect, agricultural producers throughout Oregon will receive biodiesel-blended fuel from their suppliers for their farm tanks. ODA encourages farmers and ranchers to take a few simple precautions as they begin to store and use the fuel.  […]

September 28, 2009 - OSU economist debuts in film about local food movement

OSU economist debuts in film about local food movement By Oregon State University Extension CORVALLIS, Ore. – An agricultural economist at Oregon State University has hit the silver screen in a new documentary that examines and promotes the local food movement and that will show in Portland starting on Friday. […]

September 27, 2009 - Farm Bureau Backs Health Insurance Tax Credit

American Federation Farm Bureau, WASHINGTON, D.C., September 21, 2009 – Health insurance costs are an ongoing and significant expense for farmers and ranchers and must be reduced so that they do not burden farm and ranch businesses with costs they cannot afford, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman told […]

September 26, 2009 - ODFW Agenda: Cougar target areas, 2010 big game regulations

By Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, SALEM, Ore.—The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Friday, Oct. 2 at ODFW Headquarters in Salem for an update regarding cougar target areas and to adopt 2010 big game hunting regulations.  The meeting begins at 8 a.m. at 3406 Cherry Ave, NE and […]

September 25, 2009 - Oregon producers sought for Chemical Use Survey

“NASS will contact selected Oregon producers to arrange in-person interviews for conducting the survey. As with all NASS surveys, information provided by respondents is confidential by law.” By Agri-Business Council of Oregon Fruit growers will be contacted this fall by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) […]

September 25, 2009 - Timber Sale in Klamath County

BY Bureau of Land Management, Klamath Falls, OR – The Bureau of Land Management’s Klamath Falls Resource Area held the Brady’s Boot Timber Sale on September 16, 2009. This tract of timber is located in Klamath County, approximately 60 miles east of Klamath Falls. The sale has an appraised value […]

September 24, 2009 - Senator Wyden: Funds to fight wildfires

Wyden, Merkley Join Effort to Set Aside Money to Fight Major Forest Fires By U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, Washington, D.C – Recognizing the high cost of fighting large-scale forest fires, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today co-sponsored an effort to set aside millions of dollars to help pay the […]

September 23, 2009 - Congressman Walden: Hermiston Water Bill Moves

Walden’s Hermiston water solution clears House unanimously By Congressman Greg Walden, WASHINGTON, D.C. — A plan led by Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) for federal help in a new wastewater reuse system in Hermiston to benefit the community, farmers, and fish passed the House of Representatives unanimously this afternoon. The bill, […]

September 22, 2009 - Coho passing Willamette Falls in record numbers

Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Fishery managers for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife were expecting banner returns this year, but the number of coho passing over Willamette Falls is exceeding even the most optimistic forecasts. For the past week, ODFW’s fish monitoring station at […]