July 31, 2011 - OFS Director Position Opens

OFS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION By Oregonians for Food and Shelter Oregonians for Food & Shelter (OFS), a 501(c)(6) non-profit association located in Salem, Oregon is seeking a full-time, Executive Director to start ideally on or before January 23, 2012. Starting salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits include family medical, retirement […]

July 30, 2011 - How debt ceiling debate hurts Ag

Debt Ceiling Negotiations Lasting Impact on Agriculture By American Farm Bureau Federation Johnna Miller, Director of Media Development, AFBF Days away from the federal government defaulting on its debt, the debt ceiling negotiations continue to be the top priority of both members of Congress and the White House. American Farm […]

July 29, 2011 - 10 Oregon farmers awarded Century status

Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program Awards Century Status to 10 Farms & Ranches and one Sesquicentennial Farms in 2011 By Oregon Farm Bureau (Salem, OR) – At an annual awards ceremony at the Oregon State Fair, families from across the state will receive recognition for operating as either a […]

July 28, 2011 - CA Governor signs farmland conservation bill

Gov. Brown signs bill to preserve Williamson Act By Kate Campbell California Farm Bureau Federation After months of uncertainty, a bill signed by Gov. Brown last week reinstates a revised Williamson Act program intended to preserve the state’s landmark farmland-conservation law. Brown signed Assembly Bill 1265 by Assemblyman Jim Nielsen, […]

July 27, 2011 - Business tax credit used for liquid sewage recycling

Business tax credit used for liquid sewage recycling Natural Resource News Note: The Oregon Energy Department has done something new, they have approved extending the Business Energy Tax Credit to materials reclaimed from liquid sewage. The idea is that nitrogen and phosphorous can be taken from the liquid waste. As […]

July 26, 2011 - State can’t keep illegal clammers at bay

Forty-four years later some calm diggers still show up By Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife NEWPORT – More than four decades after the first conservation closure, some clam diggers still show up in late July to dig razor clams on the Clatsop beaches. Since 1967 the Oregon Department of […]

July 25, 2011 - Urine battle and Triangle Lake

Triangle Lake Pesticide Issues: By Oregonians for Food and Shelter You might be aware of what is happening in the Triangle Lake area. Over the last several years a local advocacy group, the Pitchfork Rebellion, has made numerous complaints about aerial application of herbicides on privately owned forestland in their […]

July 24, 2011 - Mythbusting on food vs. fuel debate

New analysis continues to disprove food v. fuel canard By Renewable Fuels Association Washington—There is no statistical evidence to support the argument that growth in ethanol production is driving consumer food prices higher, according to a comprehensive study released today by Informa Economics. Rather, the report concludes that retail food […]

July 23, 2011 - Budget-Debt Talks Fail — billions in Ag funds at risk

Budget End-Game Still Unclear as Other Issues Fall to the Side National Association of Wheat Growers A deal to rein in the federal debt and raise the government’s borrowing limit just days before a projected default was elusive this week, with more proposals floated but no end in sight. Discussions […]

July 22, 2011 - How the Heat Wave impacts food prices

Heat Wave’s Affect on Food Prices Johnna Miller, Director of Media Development Newsline, American Farm Bureau Federation The heat wave broiling much of the country is not just uncomfortable, it could end up costing you more at the grocery store. American Farm Bureau Economist John Anderson explains how to AFBF’s […]