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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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Disaster Loans available

Disaster Loans available

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Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program Seeking Applications for 2014 Century and Sesquicentennial Awards – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 award year for the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program. The application deadline is May 1, 2014. Families throughout Oregon who have continuously farmed portions of their family acreage for the past 100 or 150 years are invited to apply. The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program [...]

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Below are a list of bills the Oregon Farm Bureau

Below are a list of bills the Oregon Farm Bureau

Below are a list of bills the Oregon Farm Bureau is following this legislative session. The list is divided between legislative bills Oregon Farm Bureau supports and the bills we oppose. Click on the bill number to be directed to the Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS) to get more information on the bill. It is [...]

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Oregon Small Farms Conference | Small Farms Programs

Oregon Small Farms Conference Oregon State University Campus in Corvallis at the LaSells Stewart Center and CH2M Hill Alumni Center Saturday, February 22, 2014 This daylong event is geared toward farmers, agriculture professionals, food policy advocates, students and managers of farmers markets. Twenty-four sessions will be offered on a variety of topics relevant to the [...]

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Drought-Stricken Farmers and Ranchers Have More Time to Replace Livestock; 38 States Affected

Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, like the drought currently affecting much of the nation, have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. Farmers and ranchers who, due [...]

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FBNews February 3, 2014 – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

Stallman: Privacy protection vital as use of ‘big data’ grows Proprietary data collected from individual farms is valuable and should remain the property of the farmer, according to American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman. As innovation and technology using this data expands to provide farmers new management tools, protecting the privacy of this data [...]

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FBNews February 3, 2014 – soregonag@gmail.com – Gmail

Farm bill close to finish line The Senate is expected to soon pass the long-awaited farm bill conference report, which, according to American Farm Bureau Federation Bob Stallman, will provide farmers and ranchers certainty for the coming year and allow USDA to begin planning for implementation of the bill’s provisions. The House passed the measure [...]

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