Oregon Farm Bureau welcomes new staffer February 20, 2018, SALEM, OREGON: Oregon Farm Bureau is proud to announce a new addition to the OFB Government Affairs team: Jonathan Sandau. Sandau joins OFB after serving as a field representative for Congressman Kurt Schrader for the last three years, and experience in state-level politics before that. [...]
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Voting and supporting Farm Bureau members with direct-to-consumer ventures, like farm stands, u-picks, CSAs, on-farm events, etc., are welcome to list their businesses in Oregon’s Bounty, a printed guide and searchable website that’s the biggest and best listing of farm stands in the state. How: Visit oregonfb.org/bounty and follow the instructions. The Oregon's Bounty printed [...]
Cap-and-trade, legislative fixes top OFB's agenda The 2018 Oregon Legislative Session starts on Feb. 5. From the first gavel drop, Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) Government Affairs staff will be at the capitol representing the interests of Farm Bureau members and advocating for the unique needs of Oregon agriculture. OFB Director of State Public [...]
Oregon’s Freeborn wins 2nd place in National Farm Bureau Discussion Meet PHOTO: Oregon’s Jenny Freeborn was the runner-up in the National Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet, which took place at the 2018 American Farm Bureau Convention in Nashville. Her second-place prize is a Case IH Farmall 50A tractor. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Oregon’s [...]
OFB is pleased to announce a new partnership with Supervised Fuels, a division of Mid-Columbia Producers Inc., to offer qualified voting and supporting Farm Bureau members wholesale fuel pricing at Pacific Pride and CFN card-lock stations statewide. Click the photo to see a short video describing the program — or click HERE. HOW: Farm Bureau members can fill [...]
Oregon Farm Bureau: Tax Reform Package Good for Oregon Ag SALEM, OREGON, December 22, 2017 – The tax reform package passed by Congress and awaiting the president’s signature includes many provisions that will help Oregon’s farm and ranch families. “This bill lowers taxes for the vast majority of our agricultural families,” said Oregon Farm [...]
OFB President Barry Bushue reviews 2017, previews 2018 Following is a slightly condensed version of the speech Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue gave to the OFB House of Delegates on Dec. 6 during the 85th OFB Annual Meeting in Pendleton. Last December, I stood before the Oregon Farm Bureau House of Delegates and said that [...]
OFB's year in review by Dave Dillon Oregon Farm Bureau Executive Vice President I want to thank you for your membership. Without your support, Oregon Farm Bureau wouldn’t have had such a great year of activity, accomplishments, and accolades. OFB’s purpose is to advocate for you, and we do so with great pride. But we [...]
At the May OFB Board meeting, Victoria Flowers of Klamath-Lake County Farm Bureau announced the start of a new collegiate Farm Bureau group at Klamath Community College. “Our goal is to get Farm Bureau involved at the campus level on issues facing agriculture, as well as to educate non-ag students and the general public about [...]
Oregon’s Angi Bailey, a second-generation nursery owner and board member of Multnomah County Farm Bureau, was one of only 10 farm and ranch leaders selected from across the country to participate in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Partners in Advocacy Leadership (PAL) class. PHOTO: Nursery owner Angi Bailey of Multnomah County Farm Bureau was [...]