Northwest Receives $6.5M For Pest Detection

The USDA announced Tuesday the Northwest will receive roughly $6.5 million for pest detection and surveillance. Washington was awarded $3.5 million, Idaho will see nearly $1.6 million while Oregon will receive $1.4 million for efforts to safeguard the U.S nursery production system. Overall, USDA is providing more than $70 million in funding this year to […]

EFRP Grants Available For Oregon Forest Landowners Hit By Wildfire

Private forest landowners across Oregon hit hard by wildfires have until the end of the year to submit applications to the Emergency Forest Restoration Program.  EFRP provides grant payments to owners of nonindustrial private forest, NIPF, enabling them to carry out emergency measures to restore land damaged by a natural disaster. “It is important that […]

Family Forester Workshop Scheduled For CDA Later This Month

Family-owned forests are vital to the economy and quality of life in the Inland Northwest.  To help land owner protect their wildlife habitat, timber supply, water quality, as well as property rights, Washington State University and University of Idaho will hold their Family Foresters Workshop. The one day event will be Friday January 24th at […]

Kloes Named Executive Director of AgForestry

AgForestry announced this week that Matt Kloes has been named the organization’s new Executive Director.  Kloes has been serving as the interim President during the hiring process, and has been AgForestry’s Program Director for four years.  He is also a graduate of AgForestry Leadership Class 36.  Kloes is only the fourth person to head the […]

2019 Wildfire Season Fairly Light For Oregon

After two wildfire-filled seasons, Oregonians got a break this summer.  Oregon’s fire season was the mildest since 2004 and the least expensive since 2010, according to statistics from the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center.   The Statesman Journal reports that statewide, wildfires burned just 67,795 acres this year compared to 883,405 acres a year ago.  Cost also […]

Rosa: Cap And Trade Main Concern For Upcoming Session

The 2019 Oregon Legislative Session starts January 22nd.  The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association’s Jerome Rosa says one of the biggest issues the Ag community will watch is the debate over Cap and Trade.  Rosa said he finds it concerning a variety of industries will be taxed on emissions, but the root problem is not being addressed. […]