June 27, 2018 - Wolves up 11%

By Oregon Family Farm Association The wolf population that was once nearly wiped out because of bounties increased 11 percent last year, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The agency counted at least 124 wolves in Oregon, according to the 2017 Annual Wolf Report released in mid-April. […]

June 26, 2018 - Congress close to Ag immigration bill

By California Farm Bureau, Next month, for the first time since 1986, the full U.S. House of Representatives may consider a bill to reform agricultural labor and immigration policy. The bill would arise out of ongoing discussions in the House about the need for immigration reform and out of pressure […]

June 25, 2018 - Wolf Week: Oregon ranchers tell their story

By Oregon Cattleman Association, OCA will be featuring interviews with ranchers that have experienced wolves in Oregon firsthand. Tune into the OCA Facebook page to hear their stories! [Videos below]

June 20, 2018 - Double good news for Ag in June

By Oregonians For Food and Shelter The Fish & Wildlife Commission reversed course and decided not to uplist the marbled murrelet from “threatened” to “endandered” on a 4-2 vote. As we shared previously, back in February, the ODFW Commission voted four-to-two in favor of uplisting the marbled murrelet from “threatened” […]

June 18, 2018 - Schrader: Re-evaluate Detroit dam

Congressman Kurt Schrader, Press Release, As the city of Salem issued a water advisory, Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05), along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) sent a letter to the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) calling for a reevaluation of the Detroit Dam Downstream Passage Project, […]

June 14, 2018 - 20-1 vote moves 2018 Farm Bill forward!

Senate Committee Vote a “Positive Step” for 2018 Farm Bill By National Cattlemen Beef Association Press Release, WASHINGTON D.C. (June 13, 2018) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Executive Director of Government Affairs Allison Rivera today issued the following statement in response to the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee’s vote […]

June 13, 2018 - Immigration Reform Common Ground

By Jeff Stone Oregon Association of Nurseries The immigration system has been broken for more than three decades. Building an immigration reform package in a vitriolic political environment remains a huge challenge. Oregon’s agricultural industry is united in seeking a solution to the perpetual labor crisis. Getting from there will […]

June 11, 2018 - Oregon’s forest & logging industry examined

By Oregon Employment Department Oregon is one of the world’s great tree-growing areas. The state’s soils and climate provide ideal conditions to grow such commercially viable species as Douglas fir and ponderosa pine. Forests cover more than 30 million of Oregon’s 62 million acres – almost half of the state’s […]

June 8, 2018 - Keeping farms financially stable

American Farm Bureau A Los Angeles Times column on the farm bill that ran earlier this week relied heavily on the anti-progress agenda of those who oppose nearly every aspect of our nation’s modern food system. In response, AFBF President Zippy Duvall submitted the letter below.

June 6, 2018 - Farmer share of food dollar declines

By American Farm Bureau Farmers are receiving less of the food dollar than ever before. Micheal Clements has more. Clements: Recent research from the Department of Agriculture shows that in 2016, the farmers’ share of the food dollar fell to 14.8 percent, down 4.5 percent from the prior year and […]