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Stockmen, Farm Bureau picnic Sunday, August 17

The Jackson County Stockmen and Jackson county Farm Bureau are holding their joint picnic on August 17 at Del Rio Orchards at Del Rio Orchards, beginning at noon. Bring table setting and salad or dessert.   be sure to sign up for the horseshoe tournament to follow lunch.   Del Rio is on North River […]

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EPID Water holding

  By Ralph McKechnie For the Independent Meeting on July 8, the Eagle Point Irrigation District discussed the drought situation and some surprising news is that there is a chance that water will continue to flow at the current rate without interruption throughout the entire irrigation season. Not wanting to be overly optimistic, Manager Dave […]

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Eagle Point ID worried about water

Independent The recent incident with employee embezzlement has caused the Board of Directors of the Eagle Point Irrigation District to sit up and take note. They have asked auditor Rick Brewster to make recommendations to help prevent any further occurrence and Brewster responded during their June 10 meeting. Brewster recommended that the District keep an […]

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Cool Clear Water

Cool Clear Water

Looking out the window, I’m reminded of a Marty Robbins Song (and sung by others too) called Cool, Clear Water. When I left the Expo on June 1 following the lamb auction, I looked around and the thought occurred to me that it looked like the middle of July, rather than the first part of […]

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Farm Bureau gives scholarships

  The Jackson county Farm Bureau has awarded scholarships to five area youth, during the Jackson County Spring Fair on June 1.  Receiving $500 scholarships were Josh Case, Jonny Degner, Grace White and Kristen Hanson.  Rachael Haas received a $250 award.  The presentations were made by Farm Bureau president Ron Bjork prior to the lamb […]

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two grants for Jo. county fairgrounds

We are very honored and pleased to announce the receipt of two grants presented to the Josephine county Fairgrounds by caring Oregon philanthropic organizations for two different purposes to help improve our Fairgrounds facilities:   From the Olsrud Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Sherman and Wanda Olsrud owners of Sherm’s Thunderbird Market Corp. […]

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OFB Update – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

OFB & Oregon’s ag community rally against crop ban [OFB Note: Thank you to OFB President Barry Bushue, 1st VP Tracey Liskey (pictured at right), staffer Ian Tolleson, and Jackson County Farm Bureau President Ron Bjork and for attending this rally and standing up for farmers’ and ranchers’ right to farm.] Upper Rogue Independent, by […]

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we won’t know until we pass it?

  Unfortunately, much of what we hear on the GMO Ban is beyond our understanding and thus both sides are able to take advantage of the situation.  I listened to your interview with the OSU microbiologist and the pro ban representative and came away disappointed again.  Let me summarize… a pro-ban microbiologist with EPA connections […]

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Let’s print the labels

Let the printing begin   It is my firm belief that industry giants, like Monsanto, Dow Chemical and Syngenta should label their crops.  Now don’t get me wrong on this, but they have resisted labeling up to this point as being too expensive.  I don’t believe this, but I do have a concern for them […]

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“Farmland” by Oscar winner James Moll in Portland on May 15 – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

“Farmland” by Oscar winner James Moll to be shown in Portland on May 15 Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Moll’s new feature length documentary, Farmland, will make its Oregon debut on May 15 at Portland’s Century 16 Eastport Plaza theater, 4040 SE 82nd Ave. in Portland. Farmland offers viewers an intimate and firsthand glimpse into the […]

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