May 31, 2017 - Congressmen Walden praises added rural cell service during eclipse

Greg Walden applauds action to bring cell service to Wheeler County during August solar eclipse Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) applauded the announcement that AT&T will bring temporary cellular service into and around Mitchell, Oregon, in Wheeler County. This action comes as the region prepares for the solar eclipse in […]

May 29, 2017 - OSU Extension: flooded fields full of life

  OSU documents tiny aquatic species in flooded fields Oregon State Extension Office Author: Chris Branam Source: William Gerth Seasonal agricultural streams and flooded ditches, remnants of when the Willamette Valley was one big wetland, are full of aquatic life.

May 26, 2017 - American Farm Bureau: Budget fails agriculture and rural America

  Proposed Ag Budget Fails Farmers, Ranchers, Farm Bureau President Says “The American Farm Bureau Federation and its members are concerned about the federal budget deficit. However, we also know that agriculture has done its fair share to help reduce the deficit. Going back to the early 1980s, agriculture often […]

May 24, 2017 - Oregon Senators push for essential maintenance in small ports

Oregon Members of Congress Urge Army Corps to Support Dredging and Maintenance for Oregon’s Small Ports Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, joined by Representatives Peter DeFazio (OR-4), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1), and Earl Blumenauer (OR-3), today urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) to support essential dredging […]

May 22, 2017 - Rep. DeFazio: co-sponsor Infrastructure Repair Bill

  Rep. DeFazio Includes Provision to Protect Schools from Earthquake Damage in Major School Infrastructure Repair Bill Rep. Peter DeFazio this week successfully secured language in a major school infrastructure repair bill that would provide funds for seismic retrofitting for schools vulnerable to natural disasters, including earthquakes.

May 19, 2017 - Innovate announces rural business investment fund

  USDA Certifies Another Rural Business Investment Fund Weldon Freeman Acting Deputy Under Secretary Roger Glendenning today announced that USDA has certified the Innova Ag Innovation Fund IV LP as an investment pool for small and startup rural businesses.

May 17, 2017 - Central Oregon LandWatch issues water report

    Oregon Farm Bureau Statement on LandWatch Water Report via Oregon Farm Bureau, Anne Marie Ross “On May 11, Central Oregon LandWatch issued a report about water efficiency that compared irrigated agriculture in Deschutes and Jefferson Counties.

May 15, 2017 - Senator Linthicum: Rural Oregon values and common-sense

From Senator Linthicum Water is a commodity just like gold, silver, oil and gas. Historically, water has allowed our farmers, ranchers and fisherman to literally feed the world. I know how valuable water is to the health of any community. Control the life-giving water and you have complete control over […]

May 12, 2017 - USDA changes ahead

  Posted from  National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Cattlemen Applaud Changes made at USDA, including Establishment of USDA Undersecretary for Trade Position National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Craig Uden today released the following statement in response to USDA’s restructuring and the decision to establish an Undersecretary for Trade, authorized under the 2014 […]

May 10, 2017 - New study finds PTSD-symptoms in cows

Cows witnessing wolf attacks suffer PTSD-like symptoms, new research shows OSU Extension Service Cows that have witnessed wolf attacks display physical signs associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new study by Oregon State University. PTSD is a psychological disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a […]