February 25, 2021 - Timber wins Idaho forest case, injunction blocked

American Forest Resource Council, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on February 22 refused to halt the Brebner Flat Project on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest.  The ruling affirms a U.S. District Court’s previous denial of a preliminary injunction against this project, which seeks to improve forest […]

February 24, 2021 - Some Ag shows go virtual

By Jon Bell Oregon Association of Nurseries, The nursery industry’s power trade shows go virtual in the age of COVID-19 Vanessa Finney can say something about the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS), one of the industry’s largest annual shows, that just about no one else can. She grew up with […]

February 24, 2021 - Ag help for those who suffered winter storm damage

By Oregon Farm Bureau, Resources that offer support to farmers and ranchers who suffered losses and damage due to the winter storms (and other disasters). Hazelnut farmers and others who’ve experience crop damage due to the winter storms: Please remember to document the damage with photos and/or video as you […]

February 22, 2021 - Ag Capitol update: Hazardous waste, timber taxes

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, It has been a long and cold for many Oregonians, with snow and ice causing widespread power outages and damage. Some of our staff and members are still without power and displaced from their homes, and many have experienced costly damage. We have included […]

February 19, 2021 - Ethanol Production Takes Major Hit

American Farm Bureau, New analysis of EPA data highlights agricultural emissions reductions and the importance of developing new research and technologies to capture more carbon in cropland and pastureland. The American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Market Intel also reviews trends in U.S. carbon sequestration as climate-smart farming practices increase. The […]

February 15, 2021 - Legislature reviews various bills on timber taxes, funding

Last week was a bit more lively in the legislature, seeing increased participation and testimony in public hearings, which are progressing at a frantic pace, while legislation movement remains at a standstill. Both the House and the Senate are scheduled to convene on the floor weekly (with the exception of the Senate this week due to anticipated inclement weather), but they have yet to hear or vote on any legislation.

February 12, 2021 - Farm Bureau: The State of Advocacy in a pandemic

By American Farm Bureau Federation Through a series of articles we call The State, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Advocacy and Political Affairs team is providing analysis related to “the state of” various aspects related to advocacy and political trends impacting farmers and ranchers and rural Americans. Advocating for farmers […]

February 10, 2021 - Carbon tax may force recycling center to close

Wall Street Journal Editorial 1/30/2021 Here’s a story straight out of Portlandia. In the name of improving air quality and addressing climate change, the Rose City is considering penalties that could drive a recycling plant out of business and kill union jobs. Portland declared a climate emergency last year, and […]

February 8, 2021 - Help stop lawsuit abuse that blocks fighting wildfires

Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities America’s national forests need our help. Our public lands are burning at an alarming rate and need forest management to reduce the risks of devastating wildfire, insect infestations and disease. In 2020 alone, over 4.9 million acres burned on U.S. Forest Service-protected lands. That’s nearly the […]

February 5, 2021 - Family farms make up 96% of farms

By United States Department of Agriculture Family farms comprise 96% of all U.S. farms, account for 87% of land in farms, and 82% of the value of all agricultural products sold, according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture Farm Typology report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National […]