USDA Announces Assistance For Timber Businesses Impacted By Pandemic

On Tuesday, the USDA announced it is providing up to $200 million to provide relief to timber businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Department, harvesting and timber hauling businesses that have experienced losses due to COVID-19 are eligible for the Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative. Loggers and truckers can apply for assistance […]

NWFCS: Profitability Expected For Timber, Sugar Beet Sectors

Today we start our seven part series taking a look at Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Quarterly Commodity Snapshots. And we start with forestry products and sugar beets. NWFCS Vice President Bill Perry said their 12 month outlook for the forest products industry expects profitable timberland operations and very profitable processing operations. “Mills have reached a […]

Environmental Groups Sue To Have Pesticide Issue, Others On The Ballot

Backers of rejected ballot measures proposed by environmentalists have filed a lawsuit, saying Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno broke with legal precedent and based her rejection on bad advice.  The lawsuit filed Monday in Marion County Circuit Court, asked a judge to overturn the rejection and award attorneys’ fees.   The ballot measures, Initiative […]