May 31, 2011 - Senator remarks on Oregon soil battle

State Senator Larry George remarks on Oregon soil battle broken legislative process By State Senator Larry George Salem, OR ¬– Senator Larry George (R-Sherwood) had the following to say after the Senate resurrected a resolution making Jory soil the official state soil. House Concurrent Resolution 3 was soundly defeated on […]

May 31, 2011 - $1 Million dollar fish could be in Oregon’s lakes

Oregon lakes may have ‘$1 million fish’ By Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Two popular Oregon fishing destinations will have an added attraction for anglers over the next two months – the possibility of landing a fish worth $1 million. Henry Hagg Lake in Washington County […]

May 30, 2011 - Honey bee crises begisn to ebb

USDA Survey Report  (2010/2011) on Winter Honey Bee Losses shows easing. By Kim Kaplan US Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON D.C. — Total losses from managed honey bee colonies nationwide were 30 percent from all causes for the 2010/2011 winter, according to the annual survey conducted by the U.S. Department of […]

May 29, 2011 - Ranchers support Government Litigation Savings Act

Ranchers support Government Litigation Savings Act By National Cattlemen’s Beef Association WASHINGTON (May 25, 2011) – The Public Lands Council (PLC), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) strongly support the Government Litigation Savings Act, legislation introduced today, May 25, 2011, by U.S. Representative […]

May 28, 2011 - Oregon to host wolf symposium

Wolf symposium in Portland on June 4 By Oregon Farm Bureau OFB is a sponsor of the upcoming public symposium “Wolves in Oregon: An Epic Challenge.” Get the event flyer here. It will be held at the Portland Rose Quarter Memorial Coliseum in Georgia Pacific Room on Saturday, June 4, […]

May 27, 2011 - Farm Bureau Legislative Update

Stuck in the Senate HB 3562 – Allows the taking of a gray wolf 500 feet from a home. To remain moving forward through the legislative process, bills must be scheduled for a work session in their assigned committee. There are several bills that Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) actively supports […]

May 26, 2011 - Sea lion-Chinook feud gets national attention

News of Oregon’s battle between the protected sea lions and the Chinook salmon made national headlines. Below is what the Wall Street Journal had to say…. WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Sea lions used to be rare this far inland, scientists say. Generally they prey on fish either in the open waters […]

May 25, 2011 - Plastic bag ban bill takes big turn

Representative Gilliam Offers Replacement Bill To ‘Plastic Bag Ban’ By State Representative Vic Gilliam Creates ‘Oregon Plastic Bag Recycling Goals’ to increase recycling and avoid bag ban Salem – Rep. Gilliam today offered Chair Rosenbaum amendments to SB 536, removing the immediate ban on plastic bags and proposing ‘Oregon Plastic […]

May 24, 2011 - Bend is on cougar alert

Cougar still being seen in Bend neighborhood — Residents reminded of safety precautions By Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Update, May 13: Last night, at approximately 10 p.m., an adult male cougar was trapped in the Deschutes River Woods area. The cougar was euthanized a short time later. According […]

May 23, 2011 - Walden asks EPA to finish gas price report

Oregon Congressman Greg Walden has asked the EPA to follow through on energy study — House also passes bill to lift ban on new offshore domestic energy production WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Lisa Jackson calling on the agency […]