October 31, 2010 - Ag alarmed over dangers in omnibus water bill

Ag Groups Warn Senators on Overreaching Cardin Bay Bill National Association of Wheat Growers Forty major agricultural groups including NAWG wrote all Senators this week strongly urging them to oppose any effort to insert language from Sen. Ben Cardin’s (D-Md.) Chesapeake Bay bill, S. 1816, into other legislation in the […]

October 30, 2010 - Lame Duck Session may pass biodiesel tax credit

ASA Thanks Sec. Vilsack for Biofuels Support, Urges Congress to Pass Biodiesel Tax Incentive During Lame Duck Session American Soybean Association October 21, 2010…Saint Louis, Missouri… The American Soybean Association (ASA) appreciates comments made today by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack on the importance of continuing to […]

October 29, 2010 - Quarter million sheep killed by wolves

By American Farm Bureau Federation, In the late 1970s, the American Farm Bureau Federation produced a television documentary called The Lost Sheep. It was about coyote predation of America’s sheep population. The producer of the film, the late Jack Angell, a former NBC newsman, hoped to change the public’s attitude […]

October 28, 2010 - Metro Landowner Alert: LCDC land redesignation

By Oregonians In Action Rural property owners in Washington, Clackamas, and Multnomah Counties recently received some disturbing news from the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC). If you are a rural property owners in one of these counties, pay attention. In 2007, the Oregon Legislature approved a bill directing Metro […]

October 27, 2010 - New Oregon-BPA agreement protects Willamette habitat

New Oregon-BPA agreement protects Willamette habitat By Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife STATE OF OREGON – BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION PORTLAND – Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Steve Wright, administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration, today signed a landmark agreement to jointly protect nearly 20,000 acres of Willamette Basin wildlife […]

October 26, 2010 - Merkley lauds Obama’s new mileage standards

Obama Administration Announces New Gas Mileage Standards for Heavy-duty Vehicles “Proposed Standards Consistent with Proposal in Merkley Oil Independence Plan” By Oregon U.S. Jeff Merkley Portland, OR – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the first national gas mileage and greenhouse gas emissions […]

October 25, 2010 - $27M Oregon farm rental program

Oregon producers participate in many voluntary programs By Oregon Department of Agriculture If government rental payments to Oregon landowners currently enrolled in the federal Conservation Reserve Program were an agricultural crop, its value of nearly $27 million would make it the state’s 25th ranked commodity. However, there is no crop […]

October 24, 2010 - How to pass an ICE audit

Natural Resource News Note: An ICE audit is one of those critical events so important that no business actually prepares for.  Below is a highlight from an article by AG Careers.  Please read. The Top Things You Must Know to Successfully Pass an ICE Audit by Brenda J. Smith, J.D. […]

October 23, 2010 - ODFW seeks candidates for Fish Passage Task Force

ODFW seeks candidates for Fish Passage Task Force Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife SALEM – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking three members to represent water users, fishing and conservation interests and the public-at-large on the state’s Fish Passage Task Force. The Task Force advises the […]