November 30, 2010 - Exotic animal deadline nears as state ends future owners

ODA prepares to phase out new permits for exotic animals No new permits will be issued as of January 2011 By Oregon Department of Agriculture Ocelots, lemurs, and Fennec foxes are not going extinct in Oregon. But new state exotic animal permits that allow these species to be owned and […]

November 29, 2010 - The label war over words “sweet” and “natural”

NW Law FirmCan Business Lawyers Afford to Practice “Defensively”? Stoel Rives LLP by Richard Goldfarb Two news items are our topic today:  Ben & Jerry’s removed the term “all natural” from its ice cream and was immediately sued by someone; and some people are labelling ordinary onions as “sweet” and charging a […]

November 28, 2010 - New rules for hunting dogs and raptors

Public meetings on revised dog and raptor training rules By Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, SALEM, Ore.—ODFW will host several public meetings to present proposed new rules related to the training of hunting dogs and raptors and competitive field trials for hunting dogs. The purpose of the revision is […]

November 27, 2010 - Gov. Swarzenegger hosts Climate Action Coalition

Gov. Swarzenegger hosts Climate Action Coalition At the conclusion of the Governors’ Global Climate Summit 3 ( GGCS 3 ), Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joined several prominent leaders from around the world to announce a first-of-its-kind, innovative subnational public-private alliance that will work toward climate change solutions and building the global […]

November 26, 2010 - Private hatcheries create 26,000 jobs in the West

By Western Regional Aquaculture Center, FORT COLLINS – A recently completed study by researchers at Colorado State University showed that angler spending supported by the Aquacultural Suppliers of Recreational Fish ( ASRF ) in the Western region of the United States contribute about $1.9 billion in output and more than […]

November 24, 2010 - You are paying more this Thanksgiving

Cost of Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Up Slightly in 2010 By American Farm Bureau Federation WASHINGTON, D.C.,  – Menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings increased about 1.3 percent in price this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. […]

November 24, 2010 - Sen. Merkley animal crush video ban reaches Obama’s desk

Merkley’s Bill to Ban Animal Torture Videos Heads to President’s Desk for Signature November 22, 2010 Washington, D.C. – The Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010, a bill introduced by Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley with Senators Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Richard Burr (R-NC), passed the Senate unanimously Friday evening […]

November 23, 2010 - $26M in grants to 1000 Oregon farmers

USDA Conservation Program Payments and New Sign-up Announced for Oregonians Improving Natural Resources on Working Lands United States Department of Agriculture PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 8, 2010) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA will begin issuing $26.8 million in payments under the Conservation Stewardship and Conservation Security programs to […]

November 22, 2010 - Oregon wind power gets blowback

Oregon wind power and wind energy projects gets bad blowback Natural Resource Report News Note: Oregon’s ever expanding wind power farms has been one of the most heralded political achievements in the state.   Now there is  citizen opposition efforts against wind energy and wind power projects being led out of […]