October 31, 2012 - Court ruling a setback for Oregon pipeline

Oregon Court of Appeals upholds Clatsop County’s right to reject pipeline By Natural Resource News Note: The Oregon Court of Appeals rejected a motion to force Clatsop County to allow Oregon LNG to build 41 miles of pipeline through the county. The pipeline would carry liquefied natural gas to a […]

October 30, 2012 - ODA awards $1.49 in specialty crop grants

By Oregon Department of Agriculture Oregon agriculture continues to benefit from federal funding aimed at boosting the competitiveness of the state’s fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, nursery crops, and other specialty crops. The Oregon Department of Agriculture has announced this year’s recipients of more than $1.49 million as part of the […]

October 29, 2012 - Farming & the Fiscal Cliff

American Farm Bureau Federation You’ve probably heard people warning about the “fiscal cliff” looming at the end of the year. But what is it? And why should you care? American Farm Bureau Economist Matt Erickson explains what that precipice means to agriculture and rural America in this report from AFBF’s […]

October 28, 2012 - 2013 crop hinges on 9 inches of rain!

By Cathryn National Corn Growers Association With harvest nearing 90 percent completion, many news stories address the impact of the drought in the past tense. The drought hit farmers. The drought impacted yields. The drought of 2012 did this or that. According to climatologists and meteorologists who know what is […]

October 27, 2012 - Oregon waste: Recovery at record highs, Disposal at record lows

Oregon’s Waste Recovery at Record Highs, Disposal at Record Lows By Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Oregon recovered more than half of the municipal waste Oregonians generated in 2011 – the highest rate since the state started measuring waste recovery rates in 1992. At the same time, per-capita waste disposal […]

October 26, 2012 - Remembering extraordinary Ag life Sen. McGovern

Dan McEvily, National Farmers Union  National Farmers Union (NFU) reflected on the illustrious career of former Senator George McGovern of South Dakota, who passed away Oct. 21, 2012. “From his South Dakota farm roots, to the U.S. Senate, and later as ambassador of the United Nation’s Agencies on Food and […]

October 25, 2012 - Oregon Ag needs bilingual education advancement

By Daily Digger Oregon Association of Nurseries One sometimes hears about strained relationships between certain industries and those in government who regulate them. But in Oregon, the nursery industry and the state have long shared a mutually beneficial, cooperative, and overall pleasant relationship. An important focus has been on keeping […]

October 24, 2012 - Winning against Ag crime — 37 arrests

Northern California task force successful in fighting rural crime By Oregon Family Farm Association In recent months, investigations by the newly established Ag Theft Task Force of Yolo County have led to 37 arrests and the recovery of $170,000 worth of stolen agricultural property. Yolo County Farm Bureau Executive Director […]

October 23, 2012 - Taxpayers paying for ODOT’s solar highway

By Chris Barton Cascade Policy Institute Imagine heading out to your favorite bar one evening to celebrate the completion of another toiling week at work. Rather than indulging in the comfort of your favorite beer, you decide to loosen up your purse strings and order some champagne. So with only […]

October 22, 2012 - Schrader: Oregon coast gets $4M wave energy grant

By Oregon Congressman Kurt Schrader In a move that will further establish Oregon as a leader in alternative energy development, the Department of Energy has awarded a $4 million grant to create a world class, grid-connected ocean energy test facility off the Oregon Coast. The grant announced  by Oregon Senators […]