June 30, 2017 - Livestock industry applauds Endangered Species Act Initiative

Livestock Industry Supports Western Governors Association Via National Cattlemen’s Association  Dave Eliason, Utah rancher and president of the Public Lands Council (PLC), and Craig Uden, Nebraska cattle producer and president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), issued the following statements regarding the recommendations stemming from the Western Governors Association […]

June 28, 2017 - Oregon Cattlemen to take on Endangered Species Act

“OREGON CATTLEMEN’S TO FISH & WILDLIFE: ‘GET MOOOO-VING.’” Oregon Cattelmen’s Association Feature from Pacific Legal Foundation On behalf of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, PLF sent a 60-day notice of our intent to sue the Service for failing to reach a final determination on its February 2014 proposal to remove the […]

June 27, 2017 - Congress needs to protect Renewable Fuel law

Jim Harris Retired Wheat Grower Please stand with me and ask our Oregon representatives in Washington, D.C. to protect the partnership between fuel and agricultural by preserving the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) as is, without changes. With so many policies up for debate in Washington DC, it’s easy to miss […]

June 26, 2017 - NW Congressional members seek preservation of local ecosystem

  Defending the Pacific Northwest from Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Northwest Members of Congress Seek Protection of Columbia River Ecosystem, Hydropower Infrastructure Via Congressman Kurt Schrader Members of Congress from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke requesting assistance to combat the […]

June 23, 2017 - Opportunity for U.S. – Cuban .agricultural growth

Farmers Urge Caution on Cuba Policy Via Farm Bureau  Importing $2 billion worth of food each year, Cuba represents the kind of growth opportunity U.S. farmers and ranchers need during this challenging economic period, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said recently as he encouraged the administration to tread […]

June 21, 2017 - Congressman Walden: Improving infrastructure & environmental laws for Oregon

Greg Walden helps advance pivotal legislation to improve environmental laws, modernize energy infrastructure for Oregon Via Congressman Greg Walden Energy and Commerce Committee passes two bills to authorize Brownfields Program and better manage nuclear waste Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today helped […]

June 19, 2017 - Oregon milk sales steady as production grows

Dairy Production Grows as Dairy Prices Stabilize in 2017 Oregon Workforce and Economic Information  Oregon dairy products are recognized worldwide for their high quality and employment is growing as a result. Dairy farms in Oregon were historically small, often employing a family and a few other individuals, but recent trends […]

June 16, 2017 - Freedom farming

Free to Farm from Sea to Shining Sea American Farm Bureau By Zippy Duvall You’ll be hard pressed to find folks with more patriotic spirit than America’s farmers and ranchers. We love this country and take great pride in working around the clock to grow the finest products in the […]

June 14, 2017 - Benzopyrene exposure genetically altering descendent fish

Defects linked to benzopyrene exposure passed down generationally in zebrafish Oregon State Extension Service By Chris Branum   Zebrafish whose parents and grandparents were exposed to benzopyrene, a chemical associated with air pollution, suffer several physical and behavioral deficits, even though the descendant fish were not themselves exposed.

June 12, 2017 - Last minute proposals for 2017 Session

Oregonians For Food And Shelter As the 2017 Session winds towards Sine Die, we’re finally seeing some concrete proposals on transportation, tax increases and cost savings. These were the three major issues that the Governor and legislative leaders pointed to at the beginning of the Session, but until this week, […]