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New Klamath Collegiate Farm Bureau established

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 [...]

New Klamath Collegiate Farm Bureau established 2017-10-30T13:31:53+00:00

Oregon farmer Angi Bailey selected for prestigious national ag advocacy program

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 [...]

Oregon farmer Angi Bailey selected for prestigious national ag advocacy program 2017-10-30T13:31:53+00:00

Oregon Farm Bureau Statement on LandWatch Water Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2017 Contact: Anne Marie Moss, annemarie@oregonfb.com, 503.399.1701 Oregon Farm Bureau Statement on LandWatch Water Report SALEM, OREGON, May 15 2017 – The following may be attributed to Oregon Farm Bureau: “On May 11, Central Oregon LandWatch issued a report about water efficiency that compared irrigated agriculture in Deschutes and Jefferson [...]

Oregon Farm Bureau Statement on LandWatch Water Report 2017-10-30T13:31:53+00:00

15 Facts About Farm Bureau

1. Farm Bureau is a true democratic, grassroots, nonprofit organization. OFB’s public policy positions are presented, discussed, and voted upon by family farmers and ranchers from all parts of the state, representing a wide variety of Oregon agricultural commodities. PHOTO: Deschutes County Farm Bureau President Matt Cyrus, who raises cattle and hay, at the [...]

15 Facts About Farm Bureau 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00

Meet Bryan Harper of Lane County Farm Bureau

Lane County Farm Bureau President Bryan Harper reaches new heights on the farm and in the clouds. PHOTO: Hazelnut farmer Bryan Harper is the newly elected president of Lane County Farm Bureau. As soon as you meet young, charismatic Bryan Harper, whatever preconceptions you may have about “the stereotypical farmer” will vanish. Not [...]

Meet Bryan Harper of Lane County Farm Bureau 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00

Teacher wins national ag scholarship

Dawn Alexander, a fifth grade teacher at Tom McCall Elementary in Redmond and a board member of Deschutes County Farm Bureau, is passionate about agricultural education. Dawn Alexander, a fifth grade teacher and Deschutes County Farm Bureau Board member, won a 2017 White-Reinhardt scholarship from American Farm Bureau. So much so that she [...]

Teacher wins national ag scholarship 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00

Farm Bureau lawsuit protects farmers’ privacy

Good news on the legal and data privacy front: American Farm Bureau and the National Pork Producers Council have closed the final chapter of their lawsuit challenging the Environmen­tal Protection Agency’s release of farmers' and ranchers' personal infor­mation when the agency responds to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Last month, a federal judge ap­proved [...]

Farm Bureau lawsuit protects farmers’ privacy 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00

Donate to Farm Bureau wildfire relief funds!

Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Colorado Farm Bureaus have ways to support farmers and ranchers devastated by the recent wildfires that tore through those states, taking homes, herds, and human lives. “It will require years for some of those affect by this disaster to fully recover,” said Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening. Please consider making [...]

Donate to Farm Bureau wildfire relief funds! 2017-03-24T11:15:06+00:00

Union County Farm Bureau president talks respect for water, opposition to bills

In the heart of the scenic Grand Ronde River Valley in far eastern Oregon, along Catherine Creek, Jed Hassinger, president of Union County Farm Bureau, raises an interesting mix of crops: peppermint, sunflowers, wheat, and grass seed. He and his brother Seth are the fifth generation to run the family farm and keep a proud [...]

Union County Farm Bureau president talks respect for water, opposition to bills 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00

YF&R dispatch from FUSION Conference

So what would entice a group of young farmers and ranchers to leave their crops, orchards, and animals in Oregon and travel all the way to Pittsburgh in the dead of winter? Oregon Young Farmers & Ranchers at the FUSION Conference in Pittsburgh, Feb. 10-13, 2017. The Farmers United: Skills, Inspiration, Outreach & [...]

YF&R dispatch from FUSION Conference 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00