April 30, 2011 - Debunking Glenn Beck on ethanol debate

Guest writer Jesse Johnson, Social Media Director, South Dakota Corn Growers Association National Corn Growers Association In case you didn’t know it, Glenn Beck hates ethanol and has always been very vocal about it including a recent rant using some fear mongering about our national corn supply where he brings […]

April 29, 2011 - Wyden promotes help for timber payments, biomass, salmon

Natural Resource News Note: This week Ron Wyden visited Coos Bay City Hall for his yearly town hall meeting. The Coos Bay World reported that Ron Wyden was optimistic about several natural resource issues including county timber payments, biomass and salmon help. Here is what the Coos Bay World reported: […]

April 28, 2011 - Senate passes biomass bill

Bill sets stage for more Oregon forest jobs, helping rural areas –SB 862 directs Department of Forestry to pursue next steps for expanding biomass By Senate Majority Office, SALEM – The Oregon Senate approved legislation this morning that will set the stage for job growth and economic development in Oregon’s […]

April 27, 2011 - Capitol event honors Natural Resource Day

Natural Resources Day at the Capitol a Valuable Tool By Oregon Wheat Grower’s League Oregon farm and ranch families celebrated “Growing Oregon” during Natural Resource Day, at a rally on the Capitol steps Tuesday, April 19th. The event also included interactive exhibits hosted by Oregon agricultural commodities and organizations; a […]

April 26, 2011 - Schrader statement on Energy Tax Prevention Act

Schrader Statement on the Energy Tax Prevention Act, H.R. 910 Oregon Congressman Kurt Schrader Press Release “I supported a bill removing some authority given to the EPA by the Supreme Court to regulate CO2 emissions. I know there will be many wild and inaccurate attacks on me for supporting this […]

April 25, 2011 - WA organic farming in decline

Washington Organic Agriculture Sector Sees Declines in 2010 By Washington State University WENATCHEE, Wash. — The number of certified organic producers, organic acreage and farmgate sales in Washington state all declined in 2010 according to data gathered by the Washington State University Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources. CSANR […]

April 24, 2011 - FDA pressed on Unapproved Animal Drugs

AFIA Submits Comments to FDA on Unapproved Animal Drugs By Leslie Malone American Feed Industry Association Arlington, Va., April 20, 2011 – The American Feed Industry Association strongly encouraged FDA to continue regulating veterinary medical food as “foods” in recent comments submitted to FDA. AFIA members manufacture and market a […]

April 23, 2011 - Wolverines tred into Wallowa county for first time

Wolverine tracks confirmed in Wallowa County for first time By Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife ENTERPRISE, Ore.—For the first time in recorded history, biologists have confirmed that tracks found in the Wallowa Mountains of Northeast Oregon are those of a North American wolverine. Researcher Dr. Audrey Magoun found the […]

April 22, 2011 - 170 in Congress fight EPA water regulations

170 Members of Congress Attempt to Hold Agencies Accountable By National Cattlemen’s Beef Association WASHINGTON (April 18, 2011) – A bipartisan group of 170 members of Congress, led by Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) and Tim Holden (D-Pa.), issued a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson and Assistant Secretary […]

April 21, 2011 - Washington Milk Scare was never a real threat

Washington Milk is Safe to Drink By Washington Farm Bureau OLYMPIA — Results of ongoing federal monitoring confirm that Washington-produced milk poses no risks for public health. The Washington state departments of Agriculture (WSDA) and Health (DOH) continue to reassure consumers that milk produced and sold in Washington remains a […]