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GMO labeling expensive?

  A recent study showing how mandatory labels for foods made with genetically modified ingredients would cost families in one state hundreds of additional dollars each year at the grocery store is yet another reason why Congress shouldn’t delay in passing the bipartisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 4432), according to farmers and […]

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OFB Update – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

Rising temperatures will cause Oregon’s snowpack to melt earlier and lead to drier summers, raising fears of increased catastrophic wildfires, a new Obama administration report on climate change warned last week. Between 1895 and 2011, temperatures increased across the Pacific Northwest by an average of 1.3 degrees, according to the National Climate Assessment, an interagency […]

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What’s Happening At the Fairgrounds – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

GREAT THINGS ARE CONTINUING TO HAPPENING! Cave Junction based Bridge View Vineyards Inc. is donating 25 Cents from every bottle of wine sold in Josephine and Jackson Counties for the next 6 months to benefit the Fairgrounds. Thank you to Bob and Lelo Kerivan for supporting the Josephine County Fairgrounds and our Community. via What’s […]

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FACT SHEET: A Strong Nutrition Program to Help Hardworking American Families

This week, Agriculture Under Secretary Kevin Concannon and Anne Alonzo, Administrator for the Agricultural Marketing Service joined George Jones, CEO of Bread for the City to highlight the need for a new Farm Bill that adequately invests in America’s nutrition safety net. Food assistance programs, along with the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast […]

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Agriculture, Navy Secretaries Promote U.S. Military Energy Independence with ‘Farm-to-Fleet’ – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

“The Navy’s intensifying efforts to use advanced, homegrown fuels to power our military benefits both America’s national security and our rural communities,” said Vilsack. “Not only will production of these fuels create jobs in rural America, they’re cost effective for our military, which is the biggest consumer of petroleum in the nation. America’s Navy shouldn’t […]

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OFB Update (formerly OFB News Briefs) – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

Controversial cancer study on GMO foods retracted A controversial French study purportedly linking genetically modified foods to tumors and organ failure in rats-research widely hailed by anti-GM activists and fiercely denounced by scientists-has been retracted. Science publisher Elsevier announced Thursday that its journal, Food and Chemical Toxicity, was pulling the paper after a lengthy review […]

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Agricultural safety featured on new YouTube Channel

    The best agricultural safety videos are one click away on the new YouTube channel, “U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers,” www.youtube.com/USagCenters. The channel is a joint project of the 10 Agricultural Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.   Videos can be accessed from a mobile device to conduct […]

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I have to admit . . .

it is a different time of year for the squash and cukes to be blooming, but a visit to the greenhouse early this morning showed that some have already bloomed and others are ready.   those that were growing in the garden aren’t doing so well.     I keep a light on in the […]

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OFB press release: Find farm stands for the fall’s best ag products – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

Find farm stands for the fall’s best ag products As autumn brings a chill to the air and a golden hue to the trees, Oregonians start dreaming of the season’s favorite agriculture products and experiences: a trip to a pumpkin patch, apple picking and cider sipping, and afternoon harvest festivals. To help families discover where […]

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Time to check in at the fall garden

Time to check in at the fall garden

those that have been following the hydroponic garden, remember that it was planted about a month ago.  since then, it has been moved to the greenhouse and is doing well.  we continue to harvest lettuce and also use the chard greens in salads.   the framework around the tower is the tomato cage, to keep […]

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