April 30, 2018 - Battling fake meat

By National Cattlemen Beef Association, The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association submitted official comments to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) outlining key principles for the regulation of fake meat products. The comments, filed in response to Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) Petition Number 18-01, encourage USDA to look beyond […]

April 29, 2018 - Amateur hour at State Land Board

  By John Charles Cascade Policy Institute Oregon owns 1.5 million acres of School Trust Lands that must be managed for the benefit of public education. When profits are earned, the money goes into the Common School Fund, an endowment. Last year, the Fund distributed more than $70 million to […]

April 26, 2018 - How the 2018 Farm Bill was formed

By By Josh Rolph, California Farm Bureau, Early collaboration and preparation helped to produce a House farm bill that includes many Farm Bureau priorities as the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, H.R. 2, passed the House Agriculture Committee. The bill passed last week with strong opposition from the Democratic […]

April 24, 2018 - Cougar walks into hotel in The Dalles

By Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, A two-year-old male cougar that traveled all the way into downtown The Dalles and into a hotel complex was euthanized today after wildlife managers determined it was a public safety risk. At 9:30 a.m. today, City of The Dalles Police responded to an […]

April 23, 2018 - Oregon lands miss 600% tax revenue opportunity

By Cascade Policy Institute, How Does Oregon Compare with Other Western States in Management of Public Lands? Join Cascade Policy Institute on Thursday, April 26, at noon for our monthly Policy Picnic Cascade Policy Institute recently commissioned economist Eric Fruits, Ph.D. to do a comparative analysis of nine Western states […]

April 20, 2018 - Don’t fear party-line Farm Bill vote

By American Farm Bureau Federation Newsline, The American Farm Bureau Federation says this week’s party-line vote on the farm bill is a standard practice for agriculture legislation. Micheal Clements has more. Clements: The vote to advance the 2018 farm bill out of the House Agriculture Committee falls in line with […]

April 18, 2018 - Wyden’s Bipartisan Bill to Legalize Hemp

US Senator Ron Wyden Press Release, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) introduced today the bipartisan, Hemp Farming Act of 2018, which would legalize and clearly define hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the list […]

April 17, 2018 - Cormorant harassment aims to protect young fish

By Oregon Fish & Wildlife Harassment, or “hazing”, of double-crested cormorants is set to begin soon in several areas along the Oregon Coast in an effort to improve survival of juvenile salmon. Double-crested cormorants are fish-eating waterbirds that occur throughout the state. The species is an Oregon native, and is […]

April 16, 2018 - Walden secures top pledge to not privatize BPA

Greg Walden Press Release, Rep. Greg Walden, Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, today secured a commitment from Energy Secretary Rick Perry to not sell off assets of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) without Congressional authorization. During a hearing at the Energy and Commerce Committee, Walden said the Administration’s […]

April 13, 2018 - First peak at 2018 Farm Bill

By National Association of Wheat Growers, The House Committee on Agriculture released its language for its version of the 2018 Farm Bill. In response, NAWG President Jimmie Musick made the following statement: “We are glad to see that the House is taking a first step in the 2018 Farm Bill […]