OFB’s Bushue: Listen to locals in Owyhee monument debate

One thing all parties could agree on at a May 23 hearing about the Owyhee Canyonlands is that it is spectacularly beautiful. But who’s to thank for that? “Today we’ve heard the words ‘iconic’ and ‘awesome’ to describe the Owyhee Canyonlands,” said Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue before the House Rural Communities Committee at [...]

OFB’s Bushue: Listen to locals in Owyhee monument debate 2017-10-30T13:31:56+00:00

Farmers take on Fred Meyer for misleading GMO advertising

When some Oregon farmers discovered an ad by Fred Meyer for “GMO-free” herbs, tomato, and cucumber starts last month, they were not impressed. Why? Because of the nine GMO crops that are commercially available, these are not among them. Even if they were, a grocery store wouldn’t be able to sell GMO seeds or plant [...]

Farmers take on Fred Meyer for misleading GMO advertising 2017-10-30T13:31:56+00:00

Sharing ag’s story on Capitol Hill

When Oregon berry farmer Jacque Duyck Jones climbed the steps of the Rayburn House Office Building, directly across the street from the U.S. Capitol, she was on a mission. “We came all the way from Oregon to Washington D.C. to let our legislators know how national issues impact our farms and ranches,” she said. “We’re [...]

Sharing ag’s story on Capitol Hill 2017-10-30T13:31:56+00:00