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Young farmers remain concerned about land availability –

Securing adequate land to grow crops and raise livestock was the top challenge identified again this year in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual outlook survey of participants in the Young Farmers & Ranchers program. That challenge was identified by 22 percent of respondents, followed by economic challenges, particularly profitability, which was identified by 15 [...]

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USDA Announces Efforts to Expand Support for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers and Ranchers

–Today in remarks at the National Farmers Union National Convention, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced new and expanded efforts to connect small- and mid-sized farmers and ranchers with USDA resources that can help them build stronger businesses, expand to reach new and larger markets, and grow their operations. “The recent Census of Agriculture shows that [...]

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Legislative Bulletin

Legislative Bulletin

Legislative Bulletin March 8, 2014    In this issue   Oregon Legislature Adjourns! A Look Back…   ___________________________________________________________________    Oregon Legislature Adjourns!    The Oregon Legislature adjourned Sine Die (Latin for “without assigning a day for a further meeting or hearing”) last night at 5:00 PM. The 2014 legislative session is a short 35 day [...]

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Farm Bureau’s Summer Ag Institute honored with ODA Excellence in Education award

Farm Bureau’s Summer Ag Institute honored with ODA Excellence in Education award   Oregon Farm Bureau congratulates the Summer Agriculture Institute for receiving the 2014 Excellence in Education award by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA).   Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Summer Ag Institute (SAI) will be recognized for educating Oregon K-12 [...]

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(OCA) commends the Oregon Legislature for passing HB 4093

The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) commends the Oregon Legislature for passing HB 4093 to provide landowners protection of their private information when entering into sage-grouse Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAA) through county soil and water conservation districts (SWCD).  The ranching community has expressed concern that signing a CCAA would allow personal information to be [...]

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Protect Oregon Farmers info – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

Protect Oregon Farmers Dear friend, Hundreds of your fellow farmers, ranchers, business leaders and agriculture associations have joined our coalition to defeat Measure 15-119 on the Jackson County ballot in May. We’re giving you one more chance to sign up and join them. Can we count on you? Click here to use our simple sign [...]

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FW: Farm Bureau donates $2,600 of food to Ronald McDonald Houses – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

Oregon Farm Bureau members purchased and donated more than $2,600 worth of groceries to Portland’s two Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provide a “home-away-from-home” for the families of seriously ill children receiving medical treatment. “Over the past 25 years, Farm Bureau has donated more than $40,000 worth of food to Portland’s Ronald McDonald Houses, purchased [...]

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updateOFB Legislative Bill Update

updateOFB Legislative Bill Update

  Legislative Bulletin February 21, 2014    In this issue   Policy Committees Shut Down   OFB Legislative Bill Update   ___________________________________________________________________    Policy Committees Shut Down   On Tuesday, February 25 all policy committees will shut down. The only committees that will remain open will be the Revenue, Rules and Joint Ways and Means [...]

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Agribusiness Couincil free bkf-seminar

Jackson County Farm Bureau announced a free breakfast meeting of the Agribusiness countil on February 25 at the Commons in Medford, beginning at 8 a.m. Most familiar with Medford will recognize the Commons as the old Red Lion on North Riverside Ave.  for further information on the agenda and breakfast, contact Dalton Straus at (541) [...]

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AFBF seeks food labeling

The American Farm Bureau Federation joined the Grocery Manufacturers Association and a diverse group of almost 30 agriculture and non-governmental organizations to launch the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food.  The coalition is urging Congress to quickly seek a federal solution that would protect consumers from a confusing patchwork of 50-state genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling [...]

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