November 29, 2017 - Barley setting new flavor trends for beer

Barley no longer an afterthought in beer flavor by Lynn Ketchum Oregon State Extension Services Barley has always played second fiddle to hops and yeast when it comes to flavoring beer. Now the grain is ready for its solo. In two studies published this week in the Journal of the […]

November 27, 2017 - Growing cranberries in Oregon

Oregon cranberry industry grows with the times Oregon Department of Agriculture  Growing cranberries on Oregon’s south coast is a challenge– not because it can’t be done or done well, but due to competition with states that have larger production and lower costs. Nonetheless, Oregon remains fourth in the nation in […]

November 22, 2017 - Bipartisan effort over algal bloom

Bonamici, Kaptur, Joyce Introduce Ocean and Lake Health Legislation Bipartisan effort improves harmful algal bloom response Representatives Suzanne Bonamici Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), and David Joyce (R-OH) introduced bipartisan legislation to better prepare for, mitigate, and respond to harmful algal blooms, especially in coastal communities and the […]

November 20, 2017 - What is the best firewood?

Buying local is always the best choice for firewood Oregon Department of Agriculture Simply put, firewood is a great vehicle for invasive species to slip into the state. As winter approaches, consumers may be in the market for something to put into the fireplace. The same advice used for firewood […]

November 17, 2017 - Thanksgiving turkey trivia

Time for Turkey Trivia By Cyndie Shearing American Farm Bureau Looking for some interesting, lesser-known facts related to Thanksgiving? Check out the turkey trivia below.

November 15, 2017 - Women in agriculture: We can do it!

Regional conference focuses on women in agriculture Oregon Department of Agriculture “We can do it!” is the theme of an upcoming regional conference of women in agriculture. Oregon is one of the states able to show that it’s being done when it comes to successful women connected to one of […]

November 13, 2017 - Breaking records

Timber Industry Report By Rick Sohn, PhD Coquille Lumber Extreme weather is credited with a near-term reduction of new homes, but otherwise statistics remain quite strong, with a 12-year October record for studs and a seasonal record for logs. Recent trends of lumber, logs, home construction, and housing markets, are […]

November 10, 2017 - New program supporting veterans in agriculture

Secretary Perdue Launches Veteran Resources at USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the launch of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) resources to provide comprehensive and timely support to veterans interested in opportunities in agriculture, agribusiness, and in rural America. The resources include a new […]

November 8, 2017 - Cascade-Siskiyou lawsuit remains on hold until Dec. 1

Counties, timber group want to resume Cascade-Siskiyou litigation Oregonians for Food and Shelter Timber and county groups want to re-activate litigation over the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, but for now lawsuits remain on hold until Dec. 1. Groups representing Oregon counties and timber companies want to resume litigation against the federal […]

November 6, 2017 - Oregon Congressman applauds passage of Resilient Federal Forests Act

Greg Walden applauds passage of Resilient Federal Forests Act Helps advance forest management reform through House for fifth year in a row Congressman Greg Walden For the fifth time in five years, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) voted to pass legislation to improve federal forest management and reduce the risk […]