May 30, 2018 - Oregon’s #2 diary in spectacular downfall

By Oregon Family Farm Association, For more than a year, the state of Oregon has tried without success to force the owner of Lost Valley Farms in Boardman, the state’s second-largest dairy, to comply with environmental and agricultural permits. Since the mega-dairy, permitted for 30,000 animals, opened in April 2017, […]

May 28, 2018 - Panel considers new state emission regulations

By Abbie Laugtug Oregon Business and Industry The Cleaner Air Oregon (CAO) Rulemaking Advisory Committee (RAC) held a meeting May 8 and 9 to help develop CAO rules. Judging from discussion during the meeting, significant work remains to persuade the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) […]

May 25, 2018 - Sinking the farm bill

Farm Bureau American political history is filled with examples of politicians who seemed to forget who put them in office, turned their backs on agriculture and rural America, and paid the price at the ballot box. In the 2016 elections, an incumbent member of Congress from Kansas lost his primary […]

May 22, 2018 - Film Screening for property rights movie

By Oregonians In Action, Oregon’s premier property rights organization Non-profit property rights organization, Oregonians In Action, has secured the right to show a special, one-day only screening of Little Pink House. Little Pink House is the story of Susette Kelo, who valiantly fought to keep her home from being taken […]

May 18, 2018 - Farm Bill fails in House

2018 Farm Bill fails to get needed votes National Association of Wheat Growers, Washington, D.C. (May 18, 2018). Today, H.R. 2 Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, or the 2018 Farm Bill, failed to garner the needed votes to pass out of the Hous. NAWG President and Sentinel, Oklahoma farmer […]

May 18, 2018 - Ranchers rage at Blumenauer Farm Bill amendment

By National Cattlemen Beef Association The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and more than 40 of the nation’s most influential commodity trade associations are urging Congress to stand with farmers, ranchers, and rural communities by voting down the amendment offered by U.S. Reps. Dave Brat (7th Dist. – Va.) and […]

May 16, 2018 - Oregon’s famous farmer told ‘You ain’t gonna make it!’

By Oregon Family Farm Association, As a former high-tech fugitive fleeing to the hills, Matt Roloff and his wife Amy, first dug down roots on a small patch of gently sloping acreage in Helvetia, more than one quarter century ago. Before kids, before TLC network fame (Little People, Big World […]

May 14, 2018 - Log prices hit 25-year record

By Rick Sohn, PhD Coquille Lumber Lumber prices are strong, and log prices are stronger, continuing to set a sustained-price record. Rising mortgage rates are still relatively low while other statistics also point to market strength. Recent trends of lumber, logs, home construction, and housing markets, are reviewed in this […]

May 11, 2018 - Farm Bill amendments are a disaster

By American Farm Bureau, As farmers and ranchers suffer under an agriculture recession entering its fifth year, the American Farm Bureau Federation and more than 300 other organizations are calling on House members to stand firmly against amendments to the farm bill (H.R. 2) that would hurt farm and ranch […]

May 9, 2018 - 10-Year Study: Trout thrive after logging

By Oregon State University, A decade-long study of cutthroat trout in the Oregon Coast Range has found that logging practices conducted in accord with the Oregon Forest Practices Act had no adverse impacts on coastal cutthroat trout and coho salmon populations or movements. In studies of logging practices prior to […]