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 [...]
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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 [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2017 Contact: Anne Marie Moss, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 & [...]