August 31, 2010 - Oregon to revisit landowner rights along waterway

More push to get legislation giving the public the right to recreate on privately-owned banks and uplands along non-navigable waterways By Bill Moshofsky Oregonians In Action, During the 2010 special session of the legislature, Senator Alan Bates of Jackson County introduced a  bill that gave the public (1) the right […]

August 30, 2010 - Senator Atkinson speaks against dredge mining

By State Senator Jason Atkinson, Last year, California ended the practice of dredge mining in its rivers. With the ban in effect, out-of-state miners have flooded into southern Oregon rivers armed with $25 permits issued by the state. I’ve a long history with “The New 49’ers,” the miners association that […]

August 28, 2010 - Senate approves mandatory price reporting

NCBA Applauds Senate Approval of Mandatory Price Reporting — NCBA Calls for House to Support Transparency in the Marketplace National Cattlemen’s Beef Association WASHINGTON (Aug. 6, 2010) – Well into the evening yesterday, Aug. 5, 2010, the U.S. Senate reauthorized by unanimous consent the Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting Act (LMPR), […]

August 27, 2010 - Arkansas embroiled in farm aid controversy

Wall Street Journal Editorial: 8/27/10 Excerpts from the Wall Street Journal Editorial on Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln farm aid problems… Last year heavy rain damaged cotton and rice crops across the South. The 2008 farm bill, passed by a Democratic Congress, created the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE) to aid […]

August 27, 2010 - Virus kills 20 deer in Corvallis

Virus kills deer in Corvallis neighborhood By Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife CORVALLIS, Ore. – Adenovirus Hemorrhagic Disease (AHD) is the likely cause of death in as many as 20 black-tailed deer in a Corvallis neighborhood over the past month, according to pathology tests conducted by state veterinarians. Since […]

August 26, 2010 - Mexico truck blowback burns U.S. Agriculture

U.S. Agriculture Paying Price for Inaction on Mexican Trucks By American Farm Bureau Federation, WASHINGTON, D.C., August 19, 2010 – Mexico’s trade retaliation against the United States is expanding in size and scope due to the U.S. government not meeting obligations to allow Mexican trucks to operate in the United […]

August 25, 2010 - Noxious weed re-emerges in Oregon

Tansy ragwort re-emerges in Oregon, but still controllable Biocontrol should keep the noxious weed in check By Oregon Department of Agriculture Farmers and ranchers in Western Oregon this summer are noticing patches of the telltale bright yellow flowers of tansy ragwort- a noxious weed once the scourge of the 1970s. […]

August 24, 2010 - Senator Kerry Energy Tax Bill Helps Energy Storage Companies

Sen. Kerry’s Energy Tax Bill Would Help Energy Storage Technologies by Chad Marriott Stoell Rives, LLP NW Law Firm On August 5, 2010, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) introduced S.3738—the Clean Energy Technology Leadership Act of 2010—which would have some impact on the growth of energy storage technologies in the United […]

August 23, 2010 - Timber update: Western Oregon Task Force, Defazio and BLM

By American Forest Resource Council Items in this newsletter 1. Task Force Report Disappoints 2. DeFazio Convenes BLM Meeting 3. FS/BLM Budget 4. DNR Timber Report …more Task Force Report Disappoints On July 22, the Administration released the Final Report of the Western Oregon Task Force. The Task Force visited […]

August 22, 2010 - Is beef making a comeback as brain food?

By Cindy National Corn Grower’s Association A recent story by National Public Radio (NPR) about meat and the evolution of the human brain has devolved into a fight between meatheads and pea brains. The story, posted on the NPR website on August 2, now has some 280 comments – many […]