Duncan: Defunding OFRI Will Hurt Oregon In Multiple Ways

The Oregon Farm Bureau is warning legislation currently under consideration will hurt Oregon’s economy and Natural Resources sector in multiple ways. Lawmakers are debating House Bill 2357, which would remove funding for the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. Sara Duncan with the Oregon Forest & Industries Council said what many don’t realize is OFRI is the […]

WSU To Host Virtual Wildfire Preparedness Session

Washington State University will try to help those in timbered areas get ready for another wildfire season; virtually. WSU will host Wildfire 101: Mitigation and Planning via Zoom March 23rd. Extension Forestry Coordinator Sean Alexander said variables outside of humanity’s control make it impossible to exactly know what each wildfire season will look like. The […]

IDL Warns Of Bark Beetles Targeting Damaged Trees

The Idaho Department of Lands is warning the storms the rolled across the northern part of the state this winter may result in trees that are more susceptible to bark beetles. IDL forest health officials want forest landowners to know that trees uprooted or broken during storms can become infested by bark beetles as the […]

AFBF: Farming Continues To Perform When It Comes To Carbon Sequestration

Data released by the EPA and analyzed by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows carbon sequestration efforts resulted in carbon removed from the atmosphere. “During 2018, carbon sequestration efforts resulted in an increase in CO2 stocks, that means that’s carbon removed from the atmosphere of more than 760 million metric tons,” said Farm Bureau Chief […]

ODF: Time To Salvage Trees Burned Over Labor Day Weekend Running Out

The Oregon Department of Forestry is encouraging landowners to plan for healthy forests following the devastating wildfires that burned over Labor Day weekend. The ODF’s Jim Gersbach said when a fire sweeps through a timbered area, burned trees have perhaps less than a year before they are not commercially valuable and won’t be accepted at the […]

NWFCS Expects Profits for Wheat Growers, Forest Products

Continuing with our six part series focused on Northwest Farm Credit Services’ quarterly Market Snapshots, we look at wheat, forest products as well as hay. Starting off with wheat, Bill Perry, Vice President at NWFCS says the outlook calls for slightly profitable returns for growers. “The USDA’s projected 2020-21 season average farm price for all-wheat […]

NWFCS: Timber, Nursery Expected To Enjoy A Positive 2020

As we wrap up our six part quarterly commodity snapshot series today, our attention turns to Timber as well as the Nursery and Greenhouse industry. Bill Perry, Vice President at Northwest Farm Credit Services said their 12-month outlook calls for slightly profitable margins for timberland owners and forest products manufacturers. “Although markets were improving at […]

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 […]