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Clues to Complex Co-op Accounting

WORDS : ERIC FRUITS , PH.D.
Eric Fruits, Ph.D. is chief economist and president at Economics International Corp. and an adjunct professor at Portland State University.

PATRONAGE INCOME

Sales and business with the co-op’s own members. Often the most significant source of income for an agricultural cooperative. Continue reading

Agriculture History: Frenchglen Land Feud

BY TIM LYMAN

Nothing about the quiet little town of Frenchglen, in southeastern Oregon, would lead you to believe that it was ever part of the Wild West, but in the 1890s, it was the center of a bitter land feud between cattlemen and homesteaders. Continue reading

Northwest Hazelnut Leads the Way to Greener Markets

BY MATTHEW EVANS

This August, the world’s first 100 percent solar hazelnut processing plant went live at Northwest Hazelnut Company (NWH).  Continue reading

Oregon Family Farm Association Legislative Review 2017

 

OFFA Lobbyists, Richard Kosesan and George Okulitch

OFFA Lobbyists, Richard Kosesan and George Okulitch

BY RICHARD KOSESAN

Oregon’s 2017 Legislative Session convened on February 1, and came to a close on July 7, 2017, just three days ahead of the Constitutional deadline. Continue reading

Top-ranked Bull Rider Justin Houston: Inspiring the Next Generation

Bull Rider Justin Houston

BY NAOMI INMAN

On a warm summer day in 2003, John Houston set four-year-old Justin Houston astride a small red calf. Little legs, barely the diameter of a baseball bat, clung to the bovine frame. Continue reading

Northeastern Oregon Russian Thistle Resistant to Glyphosate Herbicide

Weed Specialist Judit Barroso Removing Tumbleweed

Weed Specialist Judit Barroso Removing Tumbleweed

BY JULIE NOLTA

Researchers at Oregon State University have some unfortunate news for northeastern Oregon farmers — in that area of the state, the Russian thistle has developed a resistance to glyphosate, one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States. Continue reading

Tillamook County Creamery Association Donates $1.5 Million for OSU Research Facility

Modern labs and classrooms will allow for educational experiences and research projects for both student training and industry collaborations.

BY JULIE NOLTA

Early this year, the Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) announced its plans to donate $1.5 million towards the construction of a new dairy pilot plant at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Continue reading

A Powerful Voice for Rural Oregon – Mike McLane

Oregon State Representative Mike Mclane

BY NAOMI INMAN

Meet representative Mike McLane: Lawyer, legislator, publisher, Air national guard jag, and Champion of the Oregon farmer. Continue reading

Living to Serve – Mike and Holly Craig McLane

BY NAOMI INMAN

When the Oregon Family Farmer sat down with State Representative Mike McLane, we quickly realized that Oregonians were getting a two-for-one leadership team.  Holly Craig McLane is not only the supportive wife of an agricultural advocate, she is herself a lifelong advocate and champion of Oregon’s ag community. Continue reading

The Wizard of the Oregon Hazelnut – Andrew Halls

Andrew Halls

BY NAOMI INMAN

Follow the road to Aurora — and a bit of your curiosity — to meet a unique Oregon agriculture entrepreneur.  As you pull off Highway 99 and walk through the red door of the unassuming Pacific Hazelnut gift shop, you’ll meet an equally unassuming auto manufacturing engineer turned hazelnut wizard. Continue reading

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