September 30, 2010 - Key Ag issues slipping away from Congress

Congressional Clock is Ticking on Priority Ag Issues America Farm Bureau Federation Looking ahead to midterm elections in early November, even with a post-election lame duck session, congressional lawmakers ultimately have only a few weeks before the end of the year to wrap up their unfinished business. Farmers and ranchers […]

September 29, 2010 - Oregon Farm Bureau joins lawsuit on grazing fees

OFB joins lawsuit on grazing fees By Oregon Farm Bureau Oregon Farm Bureau and 11 other state Farm Bureaus in AFBF’s Western Region have petitioned the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to intervene in defending two agencies against a lawsuit over grazing fees on federal land. Two […]

September 27, 2010 - Historic Lumber Slump: Look at 2009 Totals

Historic Downturn In Lumber Markets Shows In Final Totals For 2009 By Western Wood Products Association PORTLAND – The Western lumber industry in 2009 posted its worst year for production in modern history, according to final statistics compiled by Western Wood Products Association.

September 26, 2010 - Capital mania over Colbert immigration testimony

By Cindy National Corn Growers Association Comedian Stephen Colbert, host of “The Colbert Report,” is “testifying” Friday morning before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International law at the hearing entitled “Protecting America’s Harvest.” The witness list for the hearing features Colbert batting clean […]

September 25, 2010 - Irrigation energy efficiency grant awards

Ag hopes to save more energy from every drop of water — ODA announces irrigation energy efficiency grant awards By Oregon Department of Ag. As a whole, Oregon agriculture does a pretty good job getting the most out of every drop of water it needs. Oregon farmers and ranchers hope […]

September 24, 2010 - Oregon Association of Nurseries debuts new Director

Oregon Association of Nurseries Announces New Executive Director/CEO — Jeff Stone to take the helm of the nursery industry advocacy group [Wilsonville, Ore., Sept. 20, 2010] – Today the Oregon Association of Nurseries announced that Jeff Stone will be the new Executive Director/CEO of the association. Stone has served as […]

September 24, 2010 - Warning signs hit Oregon wine industry

Natural Resource News Note:   Two media items highlight the risk facing Oregon’s wineries and vineyards.    The risk is either a great year or a serious set-back according to local wineries. The Oregonian ran an artcile “Oregon wine-grape growers struggle to salvage a worrisome crop”.  Here is an excerpt: A cool […]

September 23, 2010 - National Energy Standard Bill Surfaces in DC

California Legislature Fails to Pass 33% Renewable Portfolio Standard by Jason A. Johns Stoel Rives LLP NW Law Firm Sens. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Sam Brownback (R-KS), with Sens. Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tom Udall (D-NM), Mark Udall (D-CO) and others joining, announced today that they will introduce […]

September 22, 2010 - Wolf Plan, Measure 76, AG meets with Natural Res. groups

By Jim Welch, Oregon Cattlemen Association Wolf Conservation Plan OCA president Bill Hoyt, OFB president, Barry Boshue and OCA PA, Jim Welsh provided oral testimony during the ODF&W Wolf Plan discussions in Hillsboro on September 2nd. During the meeting it became apparent that ODF&W will not give the opportunity for […]