Sharp: Delisting Of Wolf Great News For Oregon Cattle Producers

In late October, the Interior Department announced plans to remove the gray wolf from the Endangered Species List, and turn management over to the states and tribal government. Tom Sharp President of the Oregon Cattlemen’s association attended last month’s announcement, and said this is good news for local producers for a variety of reasons. He […]

State Cattle Groups Support Cattle Market Transparency Act

More than a dozen state cattle organizations, including the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, recently voiced their support for the Cattle Market Transparency Act. In a letter to Senate Agriculture Committee leadership, 16 state cattle groups say the bill “will aid in cattle market transparency for all producers.” Led by the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association, the group says, […]

Dennee Named New Executive Director Of OCA

The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association announced over the weekend the hiring of a New Executive Director. After several weeks of what the organization called a competitive interview process, Tammy Dennee has been selected to replace Jerome Rosa OCA head. Dennee is a lifelong Oregonian, born in Hood River, residing in Pendleton for twenty years, then moving […]

Rosa Says Goodbye to OCA, Northwest

After six years at the helm, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association Executive Director Jerome Rosa announced he’s leaving the organization, for a similar position in Arizona. Rosa said he’s sad to leave Oregon for, but he and his wife are being pulled to the Southwest. “We’ve been living in Oregon for 32 years now, we have our […]

Meat Inspection Program Being Discussed During Special Session In Salem

As Oregon lawmakers gather in a special legislative session to address the impact the coronavirus has had on the state’s economy and resources, one piece of legislation being discussed could help the Oregon cattle industry in the long run. Jerome Rosa, Executive Director of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association said lawmakers are discussing a return of […]

Rosa, OCA Support Packers Investigation

On Wednesday, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the USDA will look into allegations of price manipulation against the Packers and Stockyards. Perdue announced the investigation after mounting pressure from Congressional members that felt producers were not receiving a fair pay for their cows. This investigation welcomed news for northwest ranchers. Late last month the […]

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 […]

Ranchers, OCA Applaud Proposed Changes To NEPA

Earlier this month, the Trump Administration announced changes to the National Environmental Policy Act that many in the farming community applauded.  NEPA was first enacted in 1970 and has not undergone substantive regulatory revision since 1986.  Currently, ranchers must undergo NEPA reviews for many reasons, but common examples include renewal of a term grazing permit, […]

Rosa: Skipwith A Good Fit For Farmers, Ranchers

By a 52-39 vote in December, the Senate confirmed Aurelia Skipwith as the new Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Oregon Cattlemen’s Association executive Director Jerome Rosa said Skipwith has many ties to the farming community and understands the issues and challenges ranchers face.   “We feel that this was a really good […]

Rosa: Trade Environment Slightly More Encouraging

With USMCA moving through Congress, many in farm country are excited about what this means for trade and sales into the future.  However, the trade deal is far from perfect, according to Jerome Rosa, Executive Director of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association.  He said when you dig into the details of USMCA there are concerns for […]