Hemp/CBD Connex Event Gets Underway Wednesday in Portland

The future of the hemp and CBD industry will take center stage at the Portland Expo Center Wednesday and Thursday, during the Connex event.  The two day event will focus on the evolution of the hemp market, talk about what resources and sale opportunities exist for growers and what’s being done to promote hemp across […]

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 […]

Busy Year for Oregon YF&R Encouraging For Future of Agriculture

2019 was a busy year for the Oregon Young Farmers and Ranchers program, but Chair Jenny Freeborn wouldn’t have it any other way.  She said the organization was busy statewide and nationally preparing the next generation of farmers for the Beaver state and beyond.  And while some have expressed concern that there is a lack […]

Hemp Production and Processing Rules Expected in September

The USDA is expected to issue new rules for growing and testing hemp sometime September.  Because of that, some farmers feeling anxious about establishing consistent standards for producing the booming crop.   Oregon Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon told Capital Press he expects the USDA to issue those regulations sometimes within the next two to […]