April 30, 2010 - OIA plan: Use state to condemn and liberate Federal land

From Dave Hunnicutt Oregonians In Action Last month, Utah Governor Gary Herbert approved House Bill 143, a bill that gives the State of Utah  the authority to use eminent domain to condemn federal lands within Utah’s borders.  At a ceremony for the bill signing, Governor Herbert urged the legislatures of […]

April 29, 2010 - What Congress Can Do for Mother Nature

By Lynne Finnerty American Farm Bureau Federation, Another Earth Day has come and gone. The observance each year on April 22 is an opportunity to recognize our environmental achievements and discuss what more we should do. The “doing more” discussion usually centers on things like intricate carbon trading schemes and […]

April 28, 2010 - Save your company from a media backlash

By Ken Ozda, Stoel Rives LLP, Attorneys at Law I’ll be moderating and speaking on a panel at the upcoming ACI’s Advanced Summit on Food Safety Regulatory Compliance in Chicago, June 28-29. Scott Rickman from Del Monte, public relations professionals and I will be presenting on  “Effectively Responding to Negative […]

April 27, 2010 - Timber increase plan, Gov. warning, gas tax repeal

Forest Policy Briefs by Rex Storm, Forest Policy Manager Associated Oregon Loggers Proposal to Increase State Forest Harvest: at its April meeting, the County Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee heard an industry proposal that illustrated how state forests could be managed for greater timber harvest volume and state revenues.  The […]

April 26, 2010 - Oregon Petition 50 changes political redistricting

Oregon Initiative Petition 50 regarding redistricting By Oregonians For Food and Sheleter, We must make sure that the 2011 redistricting in Oregon is done fairly. The next reapportionment will be based on the 2010 Census. The last reapportionment was done by Secretary of State Bill Bradbury and it was drawn […]

April 25, 2010 - Clean Water Bill Threatens Property Rights

Oberstar “Clean Water” Bill Threatens Private Property Rights The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association WASHINGTON (April 21, 2010) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) are strongly opposing the so-called “America’s Commitment to Clean Water Act,” introduced earlier today by Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.). The […]

April 24, 2010 - Top NW Green Collar jobs are in…Agriculture

By Alex Moore, Cascade Harvest Coalition Former White House advisor, Van Jones, popularized the phrase ‘green collar jobs’. His vision is to bring job training and employment opportunities to urban America through a national focus on energy retrofits. While Van’s message is spot on, many of my colleagues have lamented […]

April 23, 2010 - State launches Carbon Calculator

DEQ Launches Oregon Carbon Calculator in Honor of Earth Day Department of Environmental Quality On the eve of Earth Day’s 40th anniversary, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has launched a new interactive tool on its website, allowing Oregon residents to measure their total carbon footprint and discover ways to […]

April 22, 2010 - Farmers blast comic strip for errors

AFBF responds to error-filled Sunday comic From The Dairy Herd Dairy farmers across the nation are upset about an error-filled and rhetorically loaded Sunday comic strip aimed at providing facts to kids, and American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman is helping them set the record straight. The comic strip […]

April 21, 2010 - Vote: Online forest values survey

OFRI and ODF launch Forest Values and Beliefs survey. Oregon Forest Resource Institute Values and beliefs about Oregon’s forests and forest practices is the subject of research now under way by OFRI and the Oregon Department of Forestry. Every four years, OFRI conducts similar research as a means of gauging […]