February 28, 2010 - Supreme Court Declines to Review Pesticide Case

National Association of Wheat Growers The Supreme Court declined this week to review a case that concluded pesticide discharge is a point source of pollution subject to additional regulation and permitting under the Clean Water Act, effectively letting the ruling stand and ending judicial appeals in the case. The case, […]

February 26, 2010 - New H-2A worker visa regulations rile farmers

Stallman: New H-2A regulations will make it harder to put food on America’s tables American Farm Bureau Federation, New rules for the H-2A temporary agricultural worker program, released by the Labor Department on Feb. 12, will make the program more difficult than ever to use, according to American Farm Bureau […]

February 25, 2010 - Wheat Growers honor five lawmakers

Oregon Wheat Grower’s League honors Sen.David Nelson, Sen. Martha Schrader, Sen. Joanne Verger, and Rep.Bruce Hanna. Rep. Mike Schaufler received The OWGL Board of Directors together with OWGL staff participated in a “Day at the Capitol” on Friday, February 12 in honor of Oregon’s Birthday which fell on Sunday this […]

February 25, 2010 - Organic milk 5 year boom now slows

Despite being more costly to produce, organic milk production more than tripled in 5 years, but, more recently, growth has slowed in the wake of the weaker U.S. economy. By William D. McBride and Catherine Greene Characteristics, Costs, and Issues for Organic Dairy Farming, US Dept. of Ag. Organic milk […]

February 24, 2010 - Bill targets transportation and greenhouse gas reductions

Bill sets the stage for tackling transportation & greenhouse gas reductions SB 1059 is the product of a diverse work group established in the 2009 session By Senate Majority Office, SALEM – Legislation that will help governments make decisions about how to develop smart, sustainable, and cost-effective transportation systems passed […]

February 23, 2010 - All but one Oregon county shows decrease in ag sales

Oregon Department of Agriculture, 1. Marion County $493 million 2. Umatilla County $369 million 3. Morrow County $345 million 4. Clackamas County $302 million 5. Klamath County $241 million 6. Washington County $238 million 7. Linn County $237 million 8. Malheur County $227 million 9. Yamhill County $222 million 10. […]

February 22, 2010 - House members push for biomass bill

HB 3608 Provides Incentives for Production, Transportation of Woody Biomass By House Republican Leader Rep. Bruce Hanna, SALEM—House Republicans today made a final effort to advance HB 3608 this session to improve Oregon’s rural economy and create desperately-needed jobs. The legislation would have provided incentives for the production and transportation […]

February 21, 2010 - HBO Special: The Woman who changed cattle care for the nation

HBO Special Highlights the Unique Impact of Temple Grandin on Beef Production DENVER (February 4, 2010) – This Saturday, February 6, when HBO’s Temple Grandin airs, farmers and ranchers across the country will be tuning in to honor Temple Grandin’s work in improving the care of cattle. Grandin, living with […]

February 20, 2010 - Ag Chairman Peterson Plans for Reconciliation

National Association of Wheat Growers, The federal government’s historic and growing debt load was the hot topic in Washington, D.C. this week, with President Barack Obama issuing an executive order to establish a commission to examine the problem after Congress failed to create a commission of its own. The Obama […]