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This isn’t your grandparents’ logging

November 1, 2018

Being new to the forest sector, I have to admit that today’s logging operations are quite different than the popular-culture image of a burly, bearded man wearing a plaid shirt and carrying an ax. Three recent firsthand experiences have provided me with a clearer picture of how logging is done…

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More About Oregon Spiders

November 1, 2018

Hobo, Giant House, Black Widow, and Yellow Sac Spiders Hobo (Tegenaria agrestis) & giant house spiders (T. gigantea) The most common spiders submitted for identification at the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) are hobo and giant house spiders. Both spiders were accidentally introduced from Europe. They can be found wherever…

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WHAT’S SUSTAINABILITY GOT TO DO WITH IT?

November 1, 2018

LINKING SUSTAINABILITY CLAIMS TO SALES FMCG AND RETAIL HTTPS://WWW.NIELSEN.COM/US/EN.HTML “All natural,” “fair trade,” “organic”—more and more products across the store include claims of sustainability. But what do all these claims mean? Describing a product as “sustainable” could mean that it’s sourced responsibly, for example, or that it utilizes recyclable packaging—as…

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Trying Times for a Relentless Optimist

October 1, 2018

9/17/2018 Article A Letter from Max Williams, OCF President and CEO We are, unfortunately, living in such cynical times that even good deeds are now met with suspicion. Recent articles and opinion pieces in the New Yorker and New York Times do a stunning disservice to philanthropy at this critical moment…

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The Ins and Outs of Southwestern Oregon’s Population

October 1, 2018

by Annette Shelton-Tiderman September 13, 2018 Westward, ho! Thus, waves and waves of immigrants have traveled across the country to Oregon – the “Golden West.” Oregon continues to be idealized in story and song as the “land of empire builders,” “fairest and the best,” and “land of the setting sun.”…

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If You’re Going to Allow ADUs, Don’t Make It So Hard to Build One.

October 1, 2018

September 11, 2018 by Daniel Herriges Granny flats, garage apartments, mother-in-law suites: call them what you like. Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are beloved in the planning profession and among affordable housing advocates, and for good reason. These modest homes, often the size of a studio apartment, can be found in the…

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SCORE Names Three Grand Champions in 2018 American Small Business Championship

October 1, 2018

Owners of the Grindhouse Radio, My “Buddy” Towel, Pip & Grow Honored as Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Win $15,000 Each WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Yesterday, SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses, recognized three small business owners for their extraordinary entrepreneurial success, naming them Grand Champions of the 2018 American Small Business Championship…

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Who’s Driving Oregon’s Wage Growth?

September 1, 2018

Wages in Oregon have been on the rise over the past three years. From fourth quarter 2014 to fourth quarter 2017, the quarterly average wage (smoothed and adjusted for inflation) rose by around 6.7 percent (+$800 per quarter). This is seemingly good news, right? This means that during that three-year…

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Entering the Danger Zone

September 1, 2018

As we wait for Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to take the podium in Jackson Hole and impart some wisdom on the economy and hopefully provide policy guidance as well, it is worth considering that we may be soon be entering a dangerous period for monetary policy – the time…

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In Cap-and-Trade Considerations, Oregon Policy-Makers Should Include Reductions for Federal Forest Fire Smoke Carbon Emissions

September 1, 2018

Sara Duncan 503-586-1246 Oregon Forest & Industries Council On Wednesday, August 22, hundreds of policymakers will gather in Lincoln City for the annual Oregon Coastal Caucus Economic Summit to discuss carbon cap-and-trade mechanisms and ways to reduce Oregon’s carbon footprint. “Solutions to decrease unchecked wildfires and increase the production of…

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Iot: The Irrelevance of Thingies

September 1, 2018

People and social interaction, not technology, is the key to the future of cities Smart city afficianado’s are agog at the prospects that the Internet of Things will create vast new markets for technology that will disrupt and displace cities. Color us skeptical; our experience with technology so far–and its…

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TARIFF AND TURKEY TALK

September 1, 2018

by Jason Norris, CFA Executive Vice President of Research A currency crisis in Turkey and continued trade uncertainty resulted in a volatile week for equities. International stocks, specifically emerging markets, started selling off. U.S. commodities were also weak. This was offset by positive news on the China trade front. Overall,…

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