August 31, 2016 - Ag chair now Governor’s COO

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter Oregon’s farm community was hit with some shocking news; Katy Coba would be stepping down as Director of Agriculture to accept the Governor’s appointment of her as the state’s chief operating officer and director of the Department of Administrative Services. The appointment is effective […]

August 29, 2016 - California’s big biomass problem

California Farm Bureau, Across California, tens of millions of trees are dead, intense wildfires burn, and orchard and forest waste piles up, as more plants that convert wood waste into electricity close due to expiring contracts with utility companies. “Nothing has been done to adjust the utility rates at the […]

August 26, 2016 - Environmentalists hinder Endangered Species conversation

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association The Center for Biological Diversity along with other radical environmental groups threatened to sue the Department of Interior and Fish and Wildlife Service to force action on 417 proposed listings under the Endangered Species Act, all stemming from a massive lawsuit settlement brokered behind closed doors […]

August 24, 2016 - Ag steamrolled over monument rush

Oregon Food and Shelter, OFS and many of our members are supporting the Owyhee Basin Stewardship Coalition. The coalition asked us to share the following with you: The Race Is On

August 22, 2016 - Farm Bureau vets politicians

By Oregon Farm Bureau, As the 2016 election season ramps up, Oregon farmers and ranchers are taking a close look at which candidates would fight hardest for agriculture in the state legislature. On Aug. 3 at the OFB headquarters in Salem, Farm Bureau leaders had the opportunity to interview 15 […]

August 19, 2016 - GMO labels are a marketing ploy

By American Farm Bureau Federation For some time now, there has been steady chatter about labeling GMOs. Chatter is one thing, but uninformed chatter is quite another. With the recent GMO disclosure bill signed into law, a national QR code for foods produced with GM crops will be in the […]

August 17, 2016 - Earth First spikes Oregon logs

Associated Oregon Loggers, Earth First! Criminal Log Spiking:  Radical environmentalists reported online that in early June they had driven metal spikes into logs at the Swanson Brothers sawmill in Noti, west of Eugene.  This criminally dangerous act was explained by the perpetrators to “target the mill because it specializes in […]

August 15, 2016 - Trade truth vs. the campaign hype

By California Farm Bureau, It’s refreshing when opposing political candidates can agree on an issue—but in the case of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the two leading presidential candidates’ opposition to the trade agreement falls on the wrong side for agriculture. In Ag Alert® four years ago, I wrote about how the […]

August 12, 2016 - Most of the world’s large aquifers at tipping point

By American Farm Bureau Federation To most people in the U.S., water is simply assumed. Without much thought, they turn on the shower, brush their teeth, make coffee or tea, flush the toilet, and grab a full, cold plastic bottle of name-brand water. Taking a bite of food or slipping […]

August 10, 2016 - Ag make immigration reform push

By Oregon Farm Bureau, Multnomah CFB leader featured in Oregon immigration report American Farm Bureau, Intel, Google, and others are part of the Partnership for a New American Economy, a bipartisan research and advocacy group making the economic case for smart, sensible immigration reform.