December 31, 2018 - Top Oregon Ag headlines of 2018

By Natural Resource News Note, Farm Bill a big help for Oregon hemp Horse can’t sue owner for $100,000 Inside hunt details on the cougar that killed woman

December 28, 2018 - 2nd round of trade loss payments

National Association of Wheat Growers, USDA Launches Second Round of Trade Mitigation Payments; NAWG’s Response President Trump announced the Administration would be fulfilling the second half of assistance through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) to help farmers impacted by the trade war between the United States and China. USDA Secretary […]

December 26, 2018 - Ag surprises in new Legislative agenda

By Oregon for Food and Shelter, As we look toward the 2019 Legislative Session, there are a couple of things we pay close attention to in December and early January. The first is the release of pre-filed bills which should be available online in the next couple of weeks, and […]

December 21, 2018 - Ranchers say No to Fund’s Blank Check

Cattlemen Oppose “Blank Check” for Land and Water Conservation Fund By National Cattlemen Beef Association, Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and NCBA Federal Lands, released the following statement regarding the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF): “Like the rest of America, Congress is eager to get […]

December 19, 2018 - Farm Bill a big help for Oregon hemp

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, There was big news for agriculture recently, as Congress passed the Farm Bill with large majorities in both the House and Senate. The bill now goes to President Trump who is expected to sign the sweeping legislation. Oregon’s entire congressional delegation, minus Earl Blumenauer […]

December 18, 2018 - Cheers for Farm Bill passage

By National Cattlemen’s Beef Association National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Kevin Kester issued the following statement regarding U.S. House and Senate passage of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report: “America’s cattlemen and women want common sense and certainty from Congress this holiday season and throughout the year – today they […]

December 17, 2018 - Cougar walks in SOU campus

By Oregon Sportsmen Association, A large cougar wandering the Southern Oregon University campus at night escaped apparently unharmed after Ashland police officers fired at it, yet the city’s police chief decided to allow shooting of any cougars spotted in populated areas during the daytime, but only with his prior approval, […]

December 14, 2018 - Ranchers give OK to Sage Grouse changes

By National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Livestock Producers Praise Modification to Sage Grouse Land Use Plans Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Federal Lands, released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s modified state-by-state Resource Management Plan Amendments and Final Environmental […]

December 12, 2018 - Oregon Farm Burea responds to new water rule

By Oregon Farm Bureau Federation Oregon Farm Bureau Federation President Sharon Waterman witnessed the signing of the new Clean Water Rule at the EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. today, along with presidents from other State Farm Bureaus from across the nation. The following statement may be attributed to Oregon Farm […]