August 29, 2013 - New “dummy” ads in Big Oil vs. Ethanol fued

National Corn Growers Association In major markets across the country, Growth Energy is giving television viewers a healthy dose of reality with a series of satirical ads exposing Big Oil’s big plan to keep renewable fuels out of the market. Featuring Mr. Slick and Dummy, a ventriloquist and his puppet, […]

August 28, 2013 - Oregonian Editorial big defense of local timber

The Sunday Oregonian Editorial entitled “LEED certification vs. Oregon wood industry” gave a strong and factual defense of Oregon’s local timber and local economy in light of the LEED certification debate which would poses serious problems for Oregon timber.  Read part of the editorial below: LEED certification has become a […]

August 27, 2013 - Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act Compliance: A “New Normal”?

by Sarah Stauffer Curtiss Stoel Rives LLP – Renewalable & Law As we discussed in this alert, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released its final Eagle Conservation Plan Guidance (ECP Guidance) on April 26, 2013. Intended to promote compliance with the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA) […]

August 26, 2013 - Wyden video: We’ll absolutely fix O&C crisis

Oregon U.S> Senator Ron Wyden was interviewed by the Salem Statesman Journal newspaper. Wyden began by saying “Number one, the Oregon delegation is absolutely determined to fix this. The alternative to not passing legislation is just unacceptable.” Wyden then went to describe the impending disaster cliff that is approaching if […]

August 24, 2013 - Using windmills to create fertilizer?

National Corn Growers Association Farmers in Minnesota soon could be turning wind energy into fertilizer. Research funded by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association is developing a way to have the wind turbines put up in corn fields produce the very nitrogen fertilizer that helps those same crops grow. “We take […]

August 23, 2013 - Watching Arizona burn

by Jayson Bailey of Chandler, Arizona Communities for Healthy Forests Living in the Southwest, can sometimes feel a bit like living in a matchbox. It’s dry, it’s hot, and at any moment things can ignite. Fire season is nothing new to us in Arizona, each year Arizona experiences more than […]

August 21, 2013 - NW wildfire map shows how bad it really is.

We have 39 fires across 11 states. NBC Nightly News demonstrated the wildfires roaring across Western America in the past few days with the wildfire map. Watch the video below:

August 19, 2013 - Representative Kennemer: Bill reforms Oregon fishing

By Bill Kennemer, State Representative The governor recently signed Senate Bill 830. His signature ushers in a new chapter in lower Columbia River salmon management and the prospect of a brighter future for sports anglers and commercial fishing interests, who both stand to benefit. This historic bill moves lower Columbia […]

August 16, 2013 - Truth behind the family farm numbers

National Corn Growers Association Menus at many of the hottest restaurants in cities from Portland to Princeton read like a carefully crafted tome of local one-upmanship. The Smith family loving raised the joyful cow who willingly ended its sunny, grass-fed existence to bring you the finest six-ounce filet that money […]

August 14, 2013 - Wyden urged to step up for timber

The Medford Mail Tribune made a unique appeal to Oregon’s senior Senator Ron Wyden on his role in forest policy.   The Tribune says Wyden is the key to reinvigorating Oregon’s timber economy, but Oregon is fast losing its chance.  Read excerpt below. Mail Tribune 8/9/13 Ron Wyden likes to remind […]