April 28, 2017 - Looming US tariff on Canadian lumber

U.S. Lumber Industry Applauds Commerce Department Finding of Massive Canadian Subsidies The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced a preliminary determination in response to a petition filed in November 2016 by the Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade Investigations or Negotiations (COALITION). The United States government ruling substantiates that Canada subsidizes softwood lumber […]

April 26, 2017 - Unraveling the O&C Lands Act

  Cascade-Siskiyou expansion: Who makes our nation’s laws, the president or Congress? (Guest opinion) By Travis Joseph Presidents of the United States, regardless of political party, should always follow the law. Separation of powers is the founding principle of our Constitution. Law Professor Michael Blumm’s guest opinion in The Oregonian/OregonLive […]

April 24, 2017 - Lumber, logs, home prices all rise

By Rick Sohn Ph.d Umpqua CoquilleLLC Lumber prices continue to be robust two months in a row. Logs are also strong. Home values continue improving with relatively brisk sales and building. Industry manufacturing has improved. Recent trends of lumber, logs, home construction, and housing markets, are compared. Prices in Dollars […]

April 21, 2017 - Earth Day 2017

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and learn ways you can engage to make a better planet for fish, wildlife, their habitats and people. Since 1970, Earth Day has been observed around the globe each spring as a day to raise environmental awareness […]

April 19, 2017 - Bipartisanship on the Columbia River

Schrader, Herrera Beutler Introduce Bill to Protect Endangered Salmon and Steelhead on the Columbia River Exponentially increasing sea lion predation in recent years threatens salmon populations in the Columbia River Washington, D.C., by Carlee Griffeth   U.S. Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) have introduced the Endangered […]

April 17, 2017 - Cattlemen struggle over water bills

By Oregon Cattlemen Association, Chair Representative Helm expressed his gratitude to the Oregon Cattlemen for volunteering Rocky Dallum for legislative study in his work group on three bills that he has introduced into the legislature. In their present state, House Bills 2705, 2706, and 2707, are not bills that the […]

April 14, 2017 - Farmers want estate tax repeal

As congressional lawmakers turn their attention to taxes, farmers and ranchers are urging them to include estate tax repeal in any tax reform legislation they consider this year. “The estate tax is especially damaging to agriculture because we are a land-based, capital-intensive industry with few options for paying estate taxes […]

April 12, 2017 - SB 1037 Regulation Nightmare

SB 1037 Would Undermine Seed Preemption! **Senate Bill 1037** Last Friday, SB 1037 was posted for a public hearing and possible work session to move out of committee on April 12. We need your help to stop this bill from moving forward this session. What does SB 1037 do? SB […]

April 10, 2017 - Are you prepared for immigration enforcement actions?

Stay updated on OAN Workforce page! The OAN created the Workforce resource webpage — — to address the recent enforcement activity by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The webpage will continue to be updated with current news and information as well as helpful downloads. The webpage is created and […]

April 8, 2017 - Farm Bureau lawsuit protects farmers’ privacy

By Oregon Farm Bureau, Good news on the legal and data privacy front: American Farm Bureau and the National Pork Producers Council have closed the final chapter of their lawsuit challenging the Environmen­tal Protection Agency’s release of farmers’ and ranchers’ personal infor­mation when the agency responds to Freedom of Information […]