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SMALL BUSINESS HAPPENINGS: E. Frazer Gun Works set to open in La Grande

July 2, 2014

The Observer, La Grande, Ore.

July 02--A new gun store will soon open in La Grande. E. Frazer Gun Works, 2616 Bearco Loop, is slated to open Monday, said owner Ed Frazer.

Frazer started operating his business out of his home in 2012 and is now partnered with David Orcutt to bring gunsmithing needs to La Grande.

Frazer is licensed through the American Gunsmithing Institute and said the store will include a full line of gunsmithing and rifles, pistols and shotguns.

"We're going to be a full-service firearms store," he said.

Frazer invites people to come by to register for a grand opening drawing of a 1022 Ruger.

For more information, call the store at 541-663-8000 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Livestock programs available in the Pacific Northwest

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The United States Department of Agriculture'sRisk Management Agency'sSpokane Regional Office is reminding Pacific Northwest livestock producers of upcoming important dates for livestock risk management programs available in all counties in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

The Livestock Risk Protection program for fed cattle, feeder cattle and swine and the Livestock Gross Margin program for swine began sales for the 2015 crop year Tuesday. Sales will continue through June 30, 2015, or until the maximum underwriting capacity is reached.

LRP coverage protects the policyholder from downward price risk during the insurance period. LGM provides protection against the loss of gross margin -- market value of livestock minus feed costs. LRP and LGM do not cover any other peril, such as mortality, condemnation, physical damage, disease, individual marketing decisions, local price deviations or any other cause of loss.

Cattle and swine producers are encouraged to contact a local livestock insurance agent for additional details. Federal crop insurance program policies are sold and delivered solely through private crop and livestock insurance companies. A list of livestock insurance agents is available at all USDA service centers throughout the United States or on the RMA website at The RMA Spokane Regional Office serves Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

USDA reminds producers of 2014 acreage reporting date

U.S. Department of Agriculture Oregon Farm Service Agency Executive Director Phil Ward is reminding agricultural producers that July 15 is the deadline to file an acreage report for spring seeded crops.

Planted acres must be reported to the FSA by July 15. The 2014 Farm Bill requires producers on a farm to submit annual acreage reports on all cropland.

Acreage reports to FSA are considered timely filed when completed by the applicable final crop reporting deadline, which may vary from state to state. Perennial forage crops intended for grazing or haying were required to be reported last fall, whereas perennial forage crops with an intended use of cover only, green manure, left standing or seed must be reported by July 15.

For questions on this or any FSA program, including specific crop reporting deadlines and planting dates, producers should contact their county FSA office or seek information online at

-- From staff reports


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