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Wyden: Inflation Reduction Act Will Help Farmers

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Wyden: Inflation Reduction Act Will Help Farmers
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden says the Inflation Reduction Act, which is now in the U.S. House will help almost every American.  Oregon's senior Senator points to the $20 billion included for climate-smart agriculture. "It empowers farmers to make decisions, with respect to drought mitigation, how to promote carbon sequestration - our farmers are so well positioned to sequester carbon, and that’s
USDA Accepting Applications For Trade Mission To East Africa

Economy and Trade

USDA Accepting Applications For Trade Mission To East Africa
Those looking to participate in the USDA's trade mission to east Africa have until Friday August 12th to get their applications submitted.  The mission to Kenya and Tanzania will take place October 31t through November 4th. "We realize the importance of Africa," said Foreign Agricultural Service Associate Administrator Clay Hamilton.  "A...
BLM Employee Rescues Wild Horse Near Lakeview, OR

Livestock and Dairy

BLM Employee Rescues Wild Horse Near Lakeview, OR
According to the Bureau of Land Management, a wild horse specialist rescued a foal trapped in the mud, while checking water sources last week, in southern Oregon.  Blair Street said she was on the far east side of the Beaty Butte Herd Management Area, east of Lakeview, when she says a wild mare kept running to her truck then to a nearby ridge. She d...
Great American Outdoors Act Marks Two Years

Forest and Timber

Great American Outdoors Act Marks Two Years
It's been two years since the Great American Outdoor Act was signed into law.  The legislation was crafted to address many of the Forest Service roads, buildings, bridges, campsites and more had fallen into disrepair. "From years of underfunding and increasing public use," noted Jeffery Vail leads the Forest Service's Great American Outdoor Act implementation team.  He...
Global Food Prices Drop in July

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Global Food Prices Drop in July
Global food prices fell by the biggest amount since 2008 due to easing concerns over the supplies of grains and vegetable oils as Ukraine restarted its exports.  The United Nations world food cost index dropped almost 9% in July.  According to Bloomberg, the index is at its lowest level since January before Russia’s attack on Ukraine helped push the cost of food close to record levels.  It’s the f

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