March 31, 2012 - Media slimed Ag in false pink slime scare

National Corn Growers Association By now everyone has got to be sick of hearing about the so-called “pink slime” in beef – which is actually just beef – but this terrible example of misleading media reporting can probably be called the most damaging attack on the production of food in […]

March 30, 2012 - Alert: Preserve the Waters & Preserving Rural Resources Acts

By American Farm Bureau Federation On The Preserve the Waters of the U.S. Act  “The Preserve the Waters of the U.S. Act (S. 2245) addresses a critical issue. The legislation will stop the Environmental Protection Agency and Corp of Engineers from issuing final guidance that would significantly expand the regulatory […]

March 29, 2012 - Organic farms up 240% over decade

By U.S. Department of Agriculture, The National Organic Program published an updated list of certified organic operations this week, making available the latest in certification status of USDA organic operations. As of the end of 2011, about 17,600 organic farms and processing facilities in the United States were certified to […]

March 28, 2012 - OSU solar partner goes bankrupt

OSU solar partner goes bankrupt The Oregon University System wanted solar power installed at every campus, but the general contractor that was to build the systems went bankrupt last year. Renewable Energy Development Corp., known as REDCO, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on December 30, 2011. REDCO was planning to […]

March 27, 2012 - Forestry Board’s new face, Kitzhaber protester, More…

Forest Policy Briefs by Rex Storm, Forest Policy Manager Associated Oregon loggers New Forestry Board Members: In February, the Oregon Senate approved three new members to the Oregon Board of Forestry. The board oversees the State Forester and Oregon Dept. of Forestry operations, including private forest regulation, state forest management, […]

March 26, 2012 - High beef prices creates cattle theft

Ranchers guard against cattle theft during calving season Oregon Dept. of Agriculture Cattle ranchers in Oregon are asked to keep an eye out this time of year for a crime that has been around since the days of the old west. Cattle rustling, or livestock theft in general, is very […]

March 25, 2012 - Timber mishap of the century (video)

The Oregon Economics Blog brought this amazing video to attention and mentioned “If Only He’d Studied Forestry at OSU…”. Watch video below. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

March 24, 2012 - WTO appeal jeopardizes U.S. trade with Canada, Mexico

NCBA Statement on USTR Appeal of WTO Ruling on Country of Origin Labeling By National Cattlemen’s Beef Association The office of the U.S. Trade Representative today March 23, 2012, opted to appeal the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL). National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Vice […]

March 23, 2012 - EPA suffers big setback in Supreme Court Sackett ruling

Editorial from Wall Street Journal: These are hard times for economic liberty, but the Supreme Court on Wednesday offered a modest reason to hope. In a 9-0 ruling, they concluded that the Environmental Protection Agency can’t terrorize Americans via regulation without allowing them a day in court. In 2005, Michael […]

March 22, 2012 - Beware of USDA scam letter

By Washington Association of Conservation Districts, A letter is being circulated by someone purporting to be from the USDA seeking personal financial information from USDA contractors. To see this letter, please click here. fraudulant letter requesting personal information If you receive such a letter, do not respond. Instead, let Dennis […]