November 30, 2018 - Final Farm Bill details emerge

By National Farm Bureau Federation, The following statement regarding the House and Senate Ag Leaders’ announced “agreement in principle” on the 2018 Farm Bill conference report may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. “The 2018 farm bill emerging from the conference committee is good news for […]

November 28, 2018 - Inside hunt details on the cougar that killed woman

By Oregon Sportsmen Association, The Oregonian obtained emails, documents, and photographs detailing state wildlife officials’ successful hunt for a cougar that killed a 55-year-old hiker on Mount Hood Sept. 10. Diana Bober of Gresham, whose love for the outdoors and the creatures living there has been portrayed in countless news […]

November 26, 2018 - Feds OK plan to kill sea lions

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has approved the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s application to lethally remove the few California sea lions present at Willamette falls in an effort to help save winter steelhead and spring Chinook from extinction. Sea lions are […]

November 23, 2018 - Ranchers applaud Fake Meat Lab rule

By National Cattlemen Beef Association Colin Woodall, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, issued the following statement regarding the announced plan regarding how USDA and FDA would regulate lab-produced fake meat: “This announcement that USDA would have primary jurisdiction over the most important facets of lab-produced fake meat is a […]

November 21, 2018 - Thank a farmer, your dinner costs are going down

By American Farm Bureau Federation, The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 33rd annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, or less than $5.00 per person. This is a 22-cent decrease from last year’s average […]

November 21, 2018 - Wolf de-listing passes House

By Oregon Family Farm Association, Farmers and ranchers in the United States heralded as a victory passage of a bill by the Republican-controlled House Friday that drops legal protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states. “For years, ranchers across my district have watched as wolf populations grew, harassing […]

November 19, 2018 - Visual: How America uses it’s land

By Oregon State University Extension Service, Bloomberg News authors Dave Merrill and Lauren Leatherby have pieced together a striking illustration of how America uses its land to create wealth. Focusing on the 48 contiguous states and using data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other government agencies, they divided […]

November 16, 2018 - Pass Farm Bill Before 2018 ends

National Association of Wheat Growers, With the closing of the 2018 Midterm Elections, NAWG President and Oklahoma wheat grower Jimmie Musick has issued the following statement: “While the 2018 midterm elections brought change to the political makeup of Congress, this should not impact the priority of passing the 2018 farm […]

November 14, 2018 - Feds are blind as California burns

By Wall Street Journal Editorial, One problem with President Trump’s bullying rhetorical style is that he gives his critics reason to ignore him even when he has a point. Consider his weekend threat to yank federal funds from California amid its horrific wildfires. Three fires are raging across the state, […]

November 12, 2018 - Oregon adopts roadkill rules

By Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, The Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted administrative rules for the salvage of roadkilled deer and elk during its meeting in Klamath Falls today. The new rules are due to the passage of SB 372 by the 2017 Oregon State Legislature and take effect […]