May 29, 2020 - Government needs to live by its own rules

By American farm Bureau Federation A battle over a farmer’s right to use and care for his own land is one step closer to being resolved. A determination by the director of USDA’s National Appeals Division admonishes the Natural Resources Conservation Service for failing to obey its own rules, favoring […]

May 27, 2020 - Millions of gallons of milk dumped

By Jeff Reynolds, Oregon writer, author, PJ Media contributor The coronavirus panic has hit America hard, as restaurants and bars close, and people practice social distancing to stem the spread of the virus. As shoppers make runs on basic household goods like toilet paper, hand sanitizer, bleach, and groceries like […]

May 25, 2020 - Ag update: Election, economy.

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Primary Election Results Tuesday was election day in Oregon, with several high-profile races and a number of legislative seats seemingly up for grabs in districts where the primary winner is likely to glide to victory come November. Unlike every other state across the country, […]

May 22, 2020 - President details $16B direct payments to farmers

By American farm Bureau Federation, The American Farm Bureau welcomes the announcement by President Trump detailing how the $16 billion in direct payments to farmers from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will be distributed. Payments will go directly to farmers who have suffered a 5 percent or greater price loss […]

May 20, 2020 - Farm Bureau President: Q&A on virus crisis

Oregon Farm Bureau, When Barb Iverson was elected as Oregon Farm Bureau’s 17th president in December 2019, she would’ve never imagined that in just a few months, a global pandemic would cause her family to cancel the 36th annual Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn. But like most farmers and […]

May 18, 2020 - Re-opening and relief funds

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, Lawmakerts are still working to determine how to continue to respond to the COVID pandemic and its economic and health effects. The Emergency Board met Friday to allocate additional COVID-19 relief funds, with a focus on distributing resources to local governments. Next week, on […]

May 15, 2020 - Ranchers push back against cash market mandate

By National Cattlemen’s Beef Association National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Policy Division Chair and South Dakota Rancher Todd Wilkinson released the following statement in response to the bill introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) that would require a minimum of 50 percent of a meat […]

May 13, 2020 - Oregon Seafood industry social distance challenges

U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader, Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR) led a letter to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) urging them to protect his constituents in Oregon’s fishing industry. Since the Coronavirus began to affect Oregon’s fisheries and coastal communities, Rep. Schrader has led multiple letters and endlessly advocated on […]

May 11, 2020 - New OSHA COVID19 rules for farmers

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter OR-OSHA Temporary Rules for Agriculture This week our partners in agriculture pushed back against the timeline to implement the new broad-sweeping and costly agriculture housing, field sanitation and transportation rules put forward by OR-OSHA on April 28. OR-OSHA put forward these temporary rules in […]

May 8, 2020 - Farm bankruptcies soar

By American Farm Bureau Federation, Year-to-year farm bankruptcies increased 23 percent, according to recently released data from U.S. Courts. An American Farm Bureau Federation Market Intel report shows a total of 627 filings during the 12-month period ending March 2020, marking five consecutive years of Chapter 12 bankruptcy increases, including […]