October 31, 2014 - Emergency wild horse gather outside of Burns

By Oregon Bureau Of Land Management BLM to begin Palomino Buttes emergency wild horse gather The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Burns District Office will conduct an emergency wild horse gather within the Weaver Lake portion of the Palomino Buttes Herd Management Area (HMA) this week. This emergency gather is […]

October 31, 2014 - Debunking fuel vs. food myth

Renewable Fuels Association, The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released an updated version of its popular publication “Fueling a Nation, Feeding the World”. This 10-page booklet outlines ethanol’s contribution to the global food and feed supply and contains information that disproves the fabricated food vs. fuel argument. Bob Dinneen, president and […]

October 29, 2014 - Judge: Give farmer’s “Hot Goods” money back!

The Capital Press is reporting that Federal Judge, Thomas Coiffin, wants the money taken from local Oregon blueberry farmers returned. There is over $220,000 of funds that were taken from the local farmers. The Department of Labor is declining to return $73,500 of the funds that were already given out.  […]

October 27, 2014 - New Director at Oregon Cattlemen

By Oregon Cattlemen’s Association Most people can attest to the fact that starting at a new job can generate a variety of emotions. For new Oregon Cattlemen’s Association Executive Director Jerome Rosa, the most common emotion he’s had in his first week in his new position is excitement. Whether he’s […]

October 24, 2014 - Survey: Farmers embrace Big Data (with fears)

By American Farm Bureau Federation A survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows more farmers are reaping the benefits of the latest agricultural technologies, but most remain wary of risks involved with big data collection. Fully 77.5 percent of farmers surveyed said they feared regulators and other government officials […]

October 22, 2014 - County pesticide measure raises concerns

Pesticide Measure Has Too Many Flaws (17-63) – Grants Pass Daily Courier Use of pesticides by businesses and governments wasnt really much of an emotional issue, until lately. The supporters Measure 17-63 have certainly turned this campaign into an emotional one. Indeed, it is difficult to argue with their main […]

October 20, 2014 - ODA: $2M in Specialty Crop block grants

By Oregon Department of Agriculture, The Oregon Department of Agriculture and US Department of Agriculture have announced this year’s recipients of Specialty Crop Block Grant Program funds. In Oregon, nearly $2 million will fund 29 projects to help boost the competitiveness of the state’s fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, nursery crops, […]

October 17, 2014 - Cattlemen to USDA – Don’t hijack the checkoff!

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association This month, 45 state cattlemens’ associations representing more than 170,000 cattle breeders, producers and feeders sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, urging him not to issue an Order for a supplemental beef checkoff under the 1996 General Commodity Promotion, Research and Information Act. Bob McCan, […]

October 15, 2014 - Report blasts Elliott State Forest misuse

Oregon Cascade Policy Institute By Jordan Lofthouse, Randy Simmons, and John A. Charles, Jr. With Oregon’s schools constantly facing budget crises, why are our lawmakers missing out on the opportunity to give more money to our kids? As part of the Common School Trust Lands, the Elliott State Forest has […]

October 13, 2014 - Farm Bureau issues guide to measures, candidates

By Barry Bushue, President Oregon Farm Bureau Oregon Farm Bureau offers its 2014 Election Guide, designed to help Farm Bureau members select the best candidates and ballot measures for Oregon agriculture. The endorsements reflect OFB’s public policy positions, which are developed by family farmers and ranchers through an open, grassroots, […]