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Aid rising in 2016: No room for complacency

Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Chair, OECD Development Assistance Committee
Jorge Moreira da Silva, Director, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD

2015 was a year of big promises: eradication of global poverty, delivery of more effective development finance and calls for resolute action against climate change, all for a better world by 2030. 601 more words


Oregon hemp commission proposal passes muster

A proposal to create the Oregon Industrial Hemp Commission, which would fund promotions and research, has passed an initial committee.

A proposed Oregon Industrial Hemp Commission, which would promote and research the crop, has secured the unanimous support of the House Agriculture Committee. 35 more words

Oregon Legislature

Remittances: A Complement to International Aid

By Rohit Sudarshan

The future of traditional foreign assistance is in a precarious situation. Over the past five years, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries that contribute the largest share of international aid—namely Australia, France, and the U.S.—have… 1,607 more words

Policy Perspectives

Stop adding jobs to Oregon Department of Agriculture -- Opinion

Let the USDA and FDA do their jobs — which include regulating agriculture at the national level — and let ODA do its job on the state level. 51 more words

Oregon Legislature

Second mega-dairy permitted in Morrow County

State agencies have approved a key permit for the controversial Lost Valley Farm in Morrow County

Despite a flood of opposition from environmentalists and small farm advocates, Oregon regulators have agreed to permit what will become the state’s second-largest dairy in Morrow County. 41 more words

East Oregonian

Bill would remove barrier to Oregon pesticide lawsuits

A proposal in the Oregon Legislature would make it easier to file lawsuits over alleged pesticide damages.

Filing lawsuits over alleged pesticide damages would be easier in Oregon under a bill that would eliminate a plaintiff’s responsibility to first notify farm regulators. 27 more words

Oregon Legislature