December 27, 2017 - Much needed help for Oregon ag families

Tax Reform Package Good for Oregon Ag Oregon Farm Bureau SALEM, OREGON – The tax reform package passed by Congress and awaiting the president’s signature includes many provisions that will help Oregon’s farm and ranch families.

December 20, 2017 - The return of the Japanese beetle

ODA makes plans for Japanese beetle battle part 2 Oregon Department of Agriculture With year one of an expected five-year Japanese beetle eradication effort completed in the Cedar Mill area of Washington County, the Oregon Department of Agriculture is formulating plans for 2018 that go beyond this year’s treatment area. […]

December 18, 2017 - Could the Wild Horse Fire Brigade Work for Oregon?

Congressman Walden Refers Wild Horse Fire Brigade To Heads Of BLM & USFS Capt. William E. Simpson II – USMM Ret. Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities How often do we find ourselves as citizens complaining when legislators overlook cost-effective ideas and plans that could arguably provide some relief or a solution […]

December 13, 2017 - Oregon’s agriculture census is in the mail

It’s census time for Oregon farmers and ranchers Oregon Department of Agriculture The most ambitious and important agricultural survey of all is getting underway in Oregon and the rest of the fifty states as the 2017 Census of Agriculture literally reaches out to every farmer and rancher in the United […]

December 11, 2017 - Oregon farmer makes solar first

Oregon hazelnut farm, NW Hazelnut, is first to fully operate under solar energy. See the KOIN-TV news clip below.

December 8, 2017 - SNAP is up for a revamp

USDA Promises New SNAP Flexibilities to Promote Self-Sufficiency U.S. Department of Agriculture The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is promising increased cooperation with states in the operation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to promote self-sufficiency, integrity in the program, and better customer service. To make these improvements, USDA […]

December 6, 2017 - Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Expansion is on its way to the President

AFRC Applauds Interior’s Recommendation on Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Expansion American Forest Resource Council The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) today applauded the Department of the Interior’s (Interior) recommendation to modify the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. AFRC President Travis Joseph says the recommendation, if accepted by President Donald Trump, will help correct […]

December 4, 2017 - Wheels are coming off log prices

Timber Industry Report By Rick Sohn, PhD Coquille Lumber Log prices are at record highs, and mills are in extreme competition for logs. The log shortage is leading to maintenance shutdowns, extended Christmas holidays, and one mill closure. Recent trends of lumber, logs, home construction, and housing markets, are compared.

December 1, 2017 - Opioid crisis impacting farming communities

Survey Shows Massive Opioid Impact in Farm Country; Farm Groups Call for Dialogue, Action American Farm Bureau  The opioid crisis has struck farm and ranch families much harder than the rest of rural America, a Morning Consult survey shows. While just under half of rural Americans say they have been […]