January 30, 2017 - Oregon Lawmakers Introduce Mt. Hood Land Exchange Bill

Congressman Greg Walden, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Representatives Greg Walden, R-Ore., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., this week introduced legislation to protect and enhance Oregon’s land conservation priorities on Mt. Hood. Wyden and Merkley introduced the Mt. Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification Act in […]

January 27, 2017 - Death Tax repeal introduced

By NFIB, The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) thanked Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) for introducing a bill to repeal the federal estate tax. “Tax reform starts with small business and repealing the estate tax has been a top priority for small business owners. We […]

January 25, 2017 - Farm Bureau: Legislative challenges ahead

By Oregon Farm Bureau, Falling commodity prices, labor shortages, new workforce mandates — 2016 was challenging for many Oregon farm and ranch families. But Farm Bureau members ended the year with important accomplishments to be proud of: Hundreds participated in the I Farm I Vote grassroots effort this November; the […]

January 23, 2017 - Oregon readies for Ag census

Oregon Department of Agriculture, Heads up, Oregon farmers and ranchers. What happens as part of your operation this year will provide the data for the next Census of Agriculture. The nation’s most ambitious and important agricultural survey of all will be going out to farm operators in December 2017. Between […]

January 18, 2017 - Obama locks up thousands of acres of Oregon land

By Oregon Farm Bureau, With a simple stroke of a pen President Obama expanded the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument by just under 50,000 acres. Along with this expansion, a monument in California was expanded and three new designations were declared. Unfortunately this process was unilateral and did not get the debate […]

January 18, 2017 - Obama’s late land taking riles Oregon

By American Forest Research Council, AFRC Responds to Controversial Cascade Siskiyou National Monument Expansion AFRC President, Travis Joseph, issued the following statement after the Obama Administration’s controversial decision to administratively increase the size of the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon, despite major local opposition (list below): “Let’s be […]

January 16, 2017 - OSU study clocks low time for cattle stream use

By Oregon State University Extension Office, Using precise tracking technology, Oregon State University researchers have determined that cattle spend less time in streams than most people think—the average is between 1 and 2.5 percent of their time on the range. In a five-year study recently published in the Journal of […]

January 13, 2017 - Cheers for Monument Designation Act abuse fix

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council applaud the introduction of the Improved National Monument Designation Process Act, championed by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The bill, which has 25 co-sponsors, would require congressional and state approval for […]

January 11, 2017 - Small business needs Clatsop to remain in timber lawsuit

Oregon Small Business fins Linn County timber lawsuit vital to community By Oregon Small Business Association Clatsop County has every reason to remain a class member in Linn County’s Class Action lawsuit against the state. The state is contractually obligated to manage state forests and return revenues to the counties, […]

January 9, 2017 - NW wood fiber price fall 11%

Wood Resources International LLC, Prices for wood fiber consumed by the pulp industry in North America have fallen over the past year in all regions of the continent with the exception of the US South, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR). The biggest declines have been in the […]