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Ditch The Rule – EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Power Grab

Ditch The Rule – EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Power Grab    As many of you may have heard, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have proposed a rule to redefine the term “waters of the United States.”  This is critically important because it establishes the jurisdictional boundaries for […]

Food, Farm and Jobs Bill

Food, Farm and Jobs Bill

Food, Farm and Jobs Bill The Agricultural Act of 2014 is important legislation that provides authorization for services and programs that impact every American and millions of people around the world. The new Farm Bill builds on historic economic gains in rural America over the past five years, while achieving meaningful reform and billions of […]

Supporters maintain gm crops safe

The idea of banning genetically modified plants seems like folly to some scientists who work in crop technology, not to mention farmers who have grown GMOs for years. Martina Newell-McLoughlin, director of the International Biotechnical Program at University of California at Davis, grew up in Ireland, where the threat of potato famine reared its head […]

Landowners can diversify income from outdoor recreational enterprises on agricultural lands

Landowners can diversify income from outdoor recreational enterprises on agricultural lands Klamath Falls, OR — Landowners wanting to branch out and earn extra income from their properties are encouraged to attend an Outdoor Business Workshop May 1 from 9 a.m. to 4:00 pm at Yamsi Ranch in Chiloquin, OR. Transportation will leave from the OSU […]

Oregon’s drought may affect crops

Oregon’s drought may affect crops

Home  »  State  »  Oregon Print By Dacotah-Victoria Splichalova The Daily Barometer Published: April 10, 2014 10:11AM Oregon has water issues like most of the western U.S., according to Kathie Dello, associate director of the Oregon Climate Change Research institute at Oregon State University. Because the rain and snow falls from October to March, Oregon […]

Oregon Ag Fest

Farm Bureau is seeking volunteers for a shift at Oregon Ag Fest, April 26-27 at the State Fairgrounds in Salem.   Come help fellow Farm Bureau members and FFA students make “Dirt Babies” (aka “a farmer’s version of a Chia Pet”) for festival attendees. It’s a lot of fun.   The booth is organized by […]

sign up for disaster assistance programs

  The Agriculture Department announced Monday that farmers and ranchers can sign up for disaster assistance programs that were reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15.   Depending on the size and type of farm or ranch operation, eligible producers can enroll in one of four programs administered by the […]

Farm Bureau fights biotech ban in Jackson County

Farm Bureau fights biotech ban in Jackson County   [OFB Note: This article features Ron Bjork, president of Jackson County Farm Bureau.]   Oregon agriculture scored a big victory during last fall’s Special Legislative Session with the passage of a seed preemption or “GMO” bill that prevents local governments from regulating agricultural seed and nursery […]

Oregon Farm Bureau seeks calendar photos – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

Oregon Farm Bureau seeks calendar photos Oregon’s Bounty is an award-winning calendar produced by Oregon Farm Bureau that features gorgeous photos of agriculture. Images for the 2015 calendar are being sought. Farm Bureau invites the public to submit their own photos of Oregon agriculture: the commodities, the families, the production, the landscape, the events, the […]

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Progress on 2014 Farm Bill Implementation – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced significant progress on implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), which President Obama signed into law on February 7. The 2014 Farm Bill reforms agricultural policy, reduces the deficit, and helps grow the economy. “We are making tremendous progress implementing the new Farm Bill,” said Secretary […]