April 29, 2021 - Farmers being asked to help pay for $1.5 trillion plan

National Cattlemen Beef Association, — National Cattlemen Beef Association responds to last night’s national address. In his American Families Plan, President Biden targets several provisions of the tax code to raise approximately $1.5 trillion in revenue over the next 10 years. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has long advocated […]

April 27, 2021 - Don’t forget, closing indoor dining hurts us farmers too

By Oregon Family Farm Association, When Oregon restaurants are forced to close indoor dinning you are not only hurting the owner and cooks, you are also hurting the farmer.  You send pain and panic up and down the food chain. NBC recently reported, “The shutdown of restaurants and school cafeterias […]

April 26, 2021 - Local heroes: Ranchers give $45,000 to wildfire victims

By Oregon Cattlemen Association, Oregon Cattlemen Provide $45,000 to Ranchers Impacted by 2020 Wildfires The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) has provided $45,000 in wildfire assistance to ranchers and Rangeland Fire Protection Associations (RFPAs) impacted bythe severe and tragic wildfires from the summer of 2020, which burned over 1 million acres […]

April 24, 2021 - World’s oldest farmer at age 124???

By Oregon Family Farm Association, Call it pop trivia, a historical oddity or simply historical mythology gone wild but we were humored by news outlets reporting that a farmer in Mexico is being hailed as a modern marvel for his age.  Mexico News Daily reported this year a story of […]

April 23, 2021 - Study: Stepped up basis repeal bad for Ag

By National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, The Family Business Estate Tax Coalition (FBETC) released an EY study quantifying the impact a repeal of stepped-up basis would have on family businesses. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has long advocated for the preservation of this long-standing provision of the U.S. tax code, […]

April 21, 2021 - 2021 boom: Farm income expected 20% higher

By Oregon Family Farm Association, Successful Farming has a superb article that paints a long overdue positive and dynamic future for farmers.  One of the predictions is that farm income will grow by 20% above average.  The article states; “U.S. farm income is expected to be 20% higher than its […]

April 21, 2021 - Nurseries testifies in support of Ag overtime exemption

By Association of Oregon Nurseries A proposal to end the agricultural exemption for overtime laws drew widespread opposition from farmers at a hearing Monday. House Bill 2358  would require that overtime be paid in all cases where hourly workers exceed 40 hours during the employer’s defined work week. That’s quite […]

April 20, 2021 - US tractor sales up 81% in March

By Oregon Family Farm Association The Association of Equipment Manufacturers just released a report that tractors sales were up 81% in March compared to the previous March 2020. That amounts to 63,000 tractors sold. This is good news for America and for Oregon. You can read the Association of Equipment […]

April 19, 2021 - Forest lawsuit freezes 1,200 Oregon jobs

By Oregon Small Business Association, Seven environmental groups filed a lawsuit to prevent further logging in the Santiam State Forest in the wake for wildfires over Labor Day 2021. The proposed plan by Oregon’s Department of Forestry is to salvage logging dead burned trees and replanting on roughly 20% of […]

April 16, 2021 - Forest plan might reduce timber harvest by 30%

By Oregon Forest Forever, Oregon’s Department of Forestry is writing a Habitat Conservation Plan that will guide management of more than 600,000 acres of state forest lands in western Oregon over the next 70 years. Unfortunately, the current draft of the plan relies upon 1990s ideas, which we know are […]