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2015 Legislative Session Update – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

2015 Legislative Session Update This January, the 78th Oregon Legislative Assembly convened for three days to be sworn in, appoint committees and introduce presession filed bills. During this time, over 1400 bills were dropped. The legislators will return on February 2nd for a maximum of 160 days. Committees will get right to work and are […]

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OFB Update – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

Oregon Dept. of Ag asks farmers to take online survey The Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Development & Marketing Team needs to hear from you! ODA is conducting a survey to ensure it offer services that meet the needs of the agricultural industry and to better serve you. Take the survey Please complete the survey by […]

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OFB Update – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

Jackson County has been added to an growing list of Oregon counties declared to be in a drought emergency by order of Gov. John Kitzhaber. Kitzhaber signed an executive order Tuesday at the request of Jackson County commissioners who asked for the declaration in March; the Oregon Drought Council approved the recommendation in April based […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Ranchers will offer perspective at BLM’s Sage Grouse Open Houses – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

Ranchers will offer perspective at BLM’s Sage Grouse Open Houses Cattlemen will offer perspective on proposed sage grouse plan (January 3rd, 2014 – Salem, Oregon) – Representatives of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will be in attendance and available for interview at open houses – statewide – that concern the BLM’s drafted sage grouse management […]

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News: from ODA

Newly revised figures released by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service NASS, with assistance from Oregon State University, contain preliminary numbers for the 2012 value of production. The overall trend shows farms and ranches have not only bounced back from the days of recession, they have eclipsed 2011’s high water mark of $5.3 billion. Out of […]

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Oregon Department of Agriculture – ODA Director to hand out education award at Ag Fest

Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Katy Coba will present funds to three winners of the second annual Oregon Ag Fest Agricultural Education Award this coming Sunday, April 28, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem. The awards presentation is part of the 26th annual Oregon Ag Fest to be held over the weekend. The purpose […]

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SB 800 New regulations for pesticide operators

Your input is imperative! Please weigh in and let legislators know you OPPOSE this bill.    What does SB 800 do?   This bill will require pesticide operators, and state and local government entities, to send a copy of their spray record to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) within 60 days of application.     OFS Opposes SB 800 because; Creates […]

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New Taxes most burdensome to farm and ranch families

New Medicare taxes, the health insurance tax and penalties for failure to meet coverage requirements will harm the nation’s farm and ranch families, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress today. The new Medicare Contribution Tax, which is a tax on unearned income such as capital gains, will burden farmers and ranchers more than many […]

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Oregon Ag looking for possible pollution sites

Oregon Ag looking for possible pollution sites

The Oregon Department of Agriculture will kick off two pilot projects this summer, in which it actively looks for agricultural water polluters. Currently the state goes after pollutors only when it receives complaints. credit: Oregon Department of Agriculture The Oregon Department of Agriculture will kick off two pilot projects this summer, in which it actively […]

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HB 2504–Please read!

HB 2504–Please read!

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