June 14, 2018 – Wallowa County (Joseph Creek area) Date Investigated: 6/14/18 Cause of death/injury: Confirmed General situation and animal information: On the late afternoon of 6/13, an approximately 190-pound injured calf was found in a creek-bottom pasture on private land. The calf had injuries on the hind legs, similar to two injured calves found in the same pasture earlier in the day and previously investigated. This calf was taken to a veterinarian for treatment and ODFW’s investigation on 6/14. The injuries to the calf were estimated to have occurred during the day on 6/13. Physical evidence and summary...Read More
USDA — U.S. trade relations with China continues to be a roller coaster of up’s and down’s, especially when it comes to agricultural trade. On this edition of Agriculture USA Gary Crawford focuses in on the past year’s wild and sometimes unpredictable events. http://www.wallowavalleyonline.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/U.S.-Trade-with-China-Continues-on-its-Long-Roller-Coaster-Ride.mp3 PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Donald Trump. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer. Ohio State University analyst, Barry Ward. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade Ted McKinney. Classic movie actress, Bette Davis. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Purdue University economist, Chris Hurt. U.S. Treasury Secretary...Read More
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the selection of Erica Navarro to serve as Director of the Office of Budget and Program Analysis (OBPA) for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). OBPA administers the Department’s budgetary functions and also develops and presents budget-related matters. The Director is responsible for providing leadership in carrying out Department-wide responsibilities in policy analysis, program review, budget, legislative, and regulatory functions. Secretary Perdue issued the following statement: “A top priority at USDA is to be the most effective, most efficient, and best-managed department in the entire federal government, and highly...Read More
Proposal Includes Allowing Campaign Donations in Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin SALEM, OR — Today, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson announced proposed changes to campaign finance administrative rules allowing campaigns to accept donations of cryptocurrency like bitcoin. See Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. “Cryptocurrency is here to stay, and Oregon needs to adapt to that reality by allowing this new form of donating,” said Secretary Richardson. “Allowing cryptocurrency to be a part of our elections process is a new and innovative way to expand participation in Oregon elections.” The draft administrative rules mirror the policy of the Federal Elections Commission by allowing contributions...Read More
What you should know before buying license plates from a private seller A new Oregon consumer protection law will change requirements for transferring license plates from one vehicle to another as of July 1, 2018. Under House Bill 4062, passed by the 2018 Legislature, you will still be able to transfer plates with unexpired registration tags to another vehicle that you own. However, in a plate transfer between vehicles with different owners, both vehicles will begin new registration periods and both vehicles are subject to all registration requirements. “Some people were using plate transfers as a way to avoid...Read More
Beginning July 1, distracted driving penalties in Oregon will start adding up. Distracted driving is already exacting a high price – with fatalities and serious injuries occurring regularly in crashes where a driver is distracted – and now the cost for the driver may go even higher. Offenses under the state’s distracted driving law will begin counting toward elevated sanctions beginning July 1. Here’s how the penalties can add up: • First offense, not contributing to a crash: Class B violation, with a fine up to $1,000. • Second offense, or first offense, if it contributed to a crash:...Read More
Leave young wildlife in the wild: Young animals are rarely orphaned – leave them alone this time of year
SALEM, Ore.—Put it back. That’s the advice you’re likely to hear if you bring a young wild animal home to “take care of it”—and you might get a warning or citation from Oregon State Police, too. Oregon’s deer and elk give birth from May through July and many other wildlife species also bear their young at this time of year. It’s natural for mother animals to leave their young alone for extended periods of time while they go off to feed, so never assume a young animal is orphaned when you see it alone. The mother will return when...Read More
In 1862 the Homestead Act was passed by Congress. This was the first time the United States government made free land available to western settlers. In that same year a Bureau of Agriculture was created. There is a lesson here – if you are ever tempted to accept a gift from the government, know that what the government gives one day, can be taken the next. Throughout history whenever the power and economic resources of the government are pitched against the people – the people lose. Not least because governments use revenue collected from taxes to fund the very...Read More
The 11th Annual Chief Joseph Days RANCH RODEO is coming up June 29 & 30th. This great fundraiser for CJD scholarships takes place BEFORE the 73rd Annual Chief Joseph Days PRCA rodeo. Come and join us Friday at our trail ride @ 2:30 p.m. starting at the Harley Tucker Rodeo Arena, dinner and auction follows at 6 p.m. with social hour, 7 p.m. dinner. On Saturday, CJD Ranch Rodeo starts at 2 p.m. at the Harley Tucker Rodeo Arena (Tickets are $5 adults, $3 5-10 years, 4 and under Free). Please note that this event is NOT the actual...Read More
WALLOWA, Ore –The Tamkaliks powwow in Wallowa, Ore. celebrates the history and culture of Northwest Native people through song, dance, ceremony and food July 21 through 23. This year, before the drumming and dancing begins, the Homeland Project’s Office at 209 East 2nd Street in Wallowa will be open on Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. for cattail basket weaving and beading instructed by Cece Whitewolf and Ron Cameron. Supplies will be provided. Contact the office to register. The first dance roll call is Friday evening under the dance arbor at 7 p.m. followed by social dancing with MC’s...Read More
President signs Walden’s VA Medical Scribe Pilot Act, which will improve timeliness of care at VA facilities WASHINGTON, D.C. — Legislation introduced by Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) to improve care for Oregon veterans was signed into law today. President Trump today signed the VA MISSION Act, a legislative package that includes the VA Medical Scribe Pilot Act, a bill co-authored by Walden to help unburden VA doctors by bringing medical scribes into the VA system, which will allow them to see more patients in a timely manner. “This legislation will help improve the care for veterans all across Oregon and America...Read More
Greg Walden on livestock grazing in eastern Oregon: “this is a life-and-death matter for the ranchers out there”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, today pressed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Assistant Administrator Chris Oliver for answers as to the science behind environmental rules that limit grazing activities in eastern Oregon. During a hearing before the Energy and Commerce Committee, Walden called for increased local input when determining grazing management policies, and stressed the importance of livestock grazing for rural communities in Oregon. “On Friday, Mr. Oliver, your agency finalized a year-overdue grazing biological opinion for the Malheur National Forest allotments on the Malheur National Forest. I...Read More
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