Dozier: Fuel, Transportation Proposals Concerning For Ag

The virtual legislative session in Washington has seen a variety of bills that have concerned many in the farming community. Perry Dozier, state senator from the Walla Walla area, said he’s very concerned about the additional taxes that will placed on the backs of Washington farmers. Whether that’s Cap and Trade or carbon tax proposal, […]

Elsey: New Carbon Proposal Claims To Benefit Ag, But Will Hurt Farmers

The Washington farm community is already preparing to fight several pieces of low carbon legislation expected during the 2021 session. The Washington Farm Bureau’s Bre Elsey says roughly 75% of the proposals expected this session are bills from the past that failed to gain needed support in Olympia. However, she noted one new idea, sponsored […]

Rosa: Cap And Trade Will Have A Profound Impact On Oregon Ag

Lawmakers in Oregon continue to fight over a proposed Cap and Trade bill, Senate Bill 1530. In fact, the mood in Salem has become so tense over the legislation, for the second session in a row, Republicans have left the state capital so the legislation could not receive a vote. Jerome Rosa Executive Director of […]

OFB Encouraging Farmers To Voice Opposition To Cap And Trade

Last year it was House Bill 2020.   This year, it’s Senate Bill 1530.   Regardless of the number, Salem is look at instituting a Cap and Trade program in Oregon.  The Oregon Farm Bureau said Cap and Trade would have a significant negative impact on producers across the state, regardless of commodity.  One component […]

Some In Oregon Ag Say Cap-And-Trade Is Needed

The 2020 Oregon legislative session starts February 3rd, and from the start, one of the most hotly debates proposals, was a continuation of one of the most hotly debated topics from 2019.  Lawmakers in Salem are looking at Cap-And-Trade, and while most of the Ag industry is opposed to the proposal the way it sits […]

Cap And Trade Not The Only Issue OCA Will Follow This Session

The 2020 Oregon Legislative session could be an interesting one for the Ag community.  As lawmakers gear up for the start of the session Monday, Cap And Trade has already been presented, making that one of the biggest issues in the coming weeks, according to Jerome Rosa.   The Executive Director of the Oregon Cattlemen’s […]

Cap and Trade Makes First Appearance Of 2020 Oregon Legislative Session

A climate change bill expected to dominate the 2020 Oregon legislative session got its first public hearing this week.  Lawmakers say they will try to find a compromise on an issue that led to GOP senators walking out of the Capitol last year.  The bill to implement a so-called cap and trade program in Oregon […]

Oregon GOP Plans To Fight Cap And Trade

Oregon Senate Republicans issued a thinly veiled threat Tuesday to block a vote on what would become the nation’s second economy wide cap and trade program.  Senate Republican Leader Herman Baertschiger, Jr., said in a statement that Republicans are “prepared to take action to stop” Democrats’ sweeping climate plan which passed the House earlier this […]

Truckers Rally Against Cap And Trade In Salem

It’s not just Oregon’s Ag community voicing opposition to proposed Cap and Trade legislation.   Dozens of industrial trucks drove laps around the state Capitol Wednesday, blaring their horns and releasing plumes of diesel into the air as part of a demonstration against Oregon’s climate policies that loggers and truckers say will devastate their business.  […]