July 31, 2010 - How to double exports in 5 years

By American Soybean Association, July 29, 2010… Saint Louis, Missouri… The American Soybean Association (ASA) this week suggested key steps to meeting President Barack Obama’s National Export Initiative (NEI) goal of doubling exports in the next five years in comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce. The comments came in […]

July 30, 2010 - Chinook Returns Soar, Coho Salmon Drop 64%

Strong returns expected for Columbia River fall salmon seasons By Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Anglers can look forward to one of the best returns of chinook salmon in several years when the fall fishing season gets under way Aug. 1 on the Columbia River.  Fisheries […]

July 29, 2010 - Senate Bill: $6M in rural Oregon projects list

Natural Resource Report Note: — Projects included in the agriculture Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill that has passed the Senate Senate Appropriations Committee include: US-20 Sisters Downtown Improvements – $1,500,000 Funds will be used to reconstruct and widen sidewalks, improve pedestrian crossings by building curb extensions, and add […]

July 28, 2010 - Ag Exports to be 2nd-largest on Record

By Marri Carrow U.S. Grains Council Since 1960 USDA-Chief-Economist-Joseph-Glauber-SpeakingU.S. agriculture exports are projected to be second-largest on record and surpass $100 billion dollars this year, second only to 2008 when agriculture exports surpassed $110 billion, Joseph Glauber, chief economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, told attendees of the U.S. […]

July 27, 2010 - National “Water is Your Business” Campaign Launched

U.S. Chamber and National Association of Water Companies Launch ‘Water Is Your Business’ Series — Partnership Highlights Best Practices to Improve Economic Competitiveness for Businesses By US Chamber of Commerce MIAMI, FL—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) today launched the “Water is Your […]

July 26, 2010 - BLM Releases Western Ore. Forest Management Report

By Bureau of Land Management, WASHINGTON, DC – Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Bob Abbey today announced the findings of the interdisciplinary Western Oregon Task Force for moving forward in the management of BLM-administered forests in western Oregon. “The recommendations of the task force will help us develop a […]

July 25, 2010 - Conference to Address Shrinking Cattle Herd

NCBA Summer Conference to Address Shrinking U.S. Cattle Herd By  National Cattlemen’s Beef Association WASHINGTON (July 20, 2010) The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) will be hosting its Summer Conference July 28 through Aug. 1, 2010, in Denver, Colo. According to NCBA President and Illinois cattle producer Steve Foglesong, cattle […]

July 24, 2010 - Farm Bureau scholarship winners announced

By Oregon Farm Bureau, Heath Webb awarded Oregon Farm Bureau Associate Member Scholarship, funded by COUNTRY Financial for 2010-11 Academic Year The Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation (OAEF) is pleased to announce that Heath Webb of Cottage Grove was awarded the Oregon Farm Bureau Associate Member Scholarship, funded by COUNTRY Financial. […]

July 23, 2010 - Lapsed Ethanol Tax Credit is a Tax Hike, not a Tax Cut

By Ken National Corn Growers Association Reading a study from Iowa State University on the possibility of losing the ethanol tax credit got me thinking, and I have learned I’m not alone in my thoughts. First, there’s this line from the summary: “Taxpayers would save more than $6 billion through […]

July 22, 2010 - Grant funds range riders to figth wolves

New range rider helps protect livestock from wolves: Program funded by USFWS grant By Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, ENTERPRISE, Ore.—In an effort to reduce wolf-livestock conflicts in Wallowa County, a new range rider will accompany cattle grazing in areas of the Imnaha wolf pack this summer. The cooperative […]