July 30, 2018 - Ranchers set up wildfire relief fund

By Oregon Cattlemen Association, It is with heavy hearts that we continue to witness the mass destruction and devastation caused by wildfires that continue to rage across Oregon, affecting ranching families. Not only have these ranchers lost horses, feed and beef cattle, one farmer lost his life trying to prevent […]

July 26, 2018 - Precision Ag Bill passes House

National Farm Bureau Federation, The House earlier this week approved a Farm Bureau-supported measure that will help close rural America’s digital divide. The Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018 (H.R. 4881) would create a task force to bring together public and private stakeholders to evaluate current programs affecting broadband internet […]

July 25, 2018 - 6 voices on Hammond’s Presidential pardon

White House Statement “The Hammonds are multi-generation cattle ranchers in Oregon imprisoned in connection with a fire that leaked onto a small portion of neighboring public grazing land. The evidence at trial regarding the Hammonds’ responsibility for the fire was conflicting, and the jury acquitted them on most of the […]

July 23, 2018 - AOCC applauds ESA reform

The Association of O&C Counties, The Association of O&C Counties (AOCC)  expressed support for several regulatory changes proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that would improve implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by those agencies. The agencies released information about […]

July 18, 2018 - 1 in 6 work in Oregon big food’s economy

Nearly 1 in 6 work in Oregon’s food industry Josh Lehner Office of Economic Analysis When our office discusses Oregon’s world class strengths, we tend to focus primarily on things like timber, semiconductors, and migration, with only passing reference to the others, like UAVs and food and beverage. This is […]

July 16, 2018 - OSU invents wristbands that detect pollutants

By Oregon State University, Chemical-sampling wristbands made of silicone are already known as an easy-to-use method of measuring a person’s exposure to environmental pollutants. Invented at Oregon State University, the colorful wristbands absorb chemicals from the air and skin. A new OSU study shows that the wristbands are also very […]

July 11, 2018 - Legislature lifts ban on guest ranches again

By Oregonians In Action Education Center A property-rights education non-profit A Short, Quiet, But Successful 2018 Legislative Session For Oregonians In Action, The 2018 Oregon Legislature recently concluded their short legislative session. The session lasted approximately one month. For Oregonians In Action, the session was quiet, but nevertheless productive. “Not […]

July 9, 2018 - DeFazio on Columbia River Treaty progress

Congressman Peter DeFazio Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-4) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), co-chairs of the Northwest Energy Caucus,  applauded the start of formal re-negotiations between the United States and Canada on the Columbia River Treaty, May 29 and 30 in Washington, DC. “After working diligently for several years to bring […]

July 3, 2018 - The next pest to invade Oregon

An impending threat to Oregon’s urban ecosystems If it’s not on your radar yet, it will be soon: The age of ash trees (Fraxinus, sp.) in the United States is winding down as the emerald ash borer (EAB) slowly follows a western route across the country, leaving a path of […]

July 2, 2018 - Tackling difficult landowner rights cases

Oregonians In Action Education Center An Oregon property rights non-profit The right to private property is a fundamental right of American society. Property ownership encourages creativity, ingenuity, hard work, and productivity. Simply put, the right to private property is the single most fundamental driver of the American economy. But protecting […]