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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

Farm Bureau members advocate for Oregon ag in DC

Farm Bureau members from Oregon were in Washington D.C. Feb. 27-March 1 to meet with federal legislators, sharing their stories and describing how public policy impacts their farms and ranches. They also joined hundreds of Farm Bureau members from other states at an American Farm Bureau Advocacy Conference. "Tell your story or someone else will," [...]

Farm Bureau members advocate for Oregon ag in DC 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00

Farmers win big at House Revenue Committee hearing!

It's not every day that farmers and ranchers hear a legislator declare, "You win!" after they've testified at a public hearing at the Oregon State Capitol. But that's exactly what House Revenue Committee Chair Rep. Barnhart said on March 1, 2017, after listening to about an hour's worth of impassioned arguments against HB 2859, which would've [...]

Farmers win big at House Revenue Committee hearing! 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00

Videos from County Farm Bureau Presidents’ Meeting

On Friday, Feb. 17, County Farm Bureau presidents gathered at the capitol to get an overview of ag-related legislation directly from lawmakers, and an update on Farm Bureau's progress this session by OFB staff. Lincoln County Farm Bureau President, and family forester, Tim Miller Legislators answered questions on many issues, including bills involving [...]

Videos from County Farm Bureau Presidents’ Meeting 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00

Oregon Farm Bureau Praises Trump’s WOTUS Action

  SALEM, OREGON, February 28, 2017 – The following may be attributed to Oregon Farm Bureau Federation President Barry Bushue: “We applaud President Trump for listening to thousands of farmers and ranchers around the nation when he signed an executive order today telling the Environmental Protection Agency to ditch the onerous Waters of the U.S. [...]

Oregon Farm Bureau Praises Trump’s WOTUS Action 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00

Oregon Farm Bureau Statement on Day Without Immigrants

"Immigrants, migrants, and guest workers are vital contributors to the U.S. economy. Farm Bureau recognizes and honors their contributions to agriculture and other sectors. We will continue to advocate for a workable immigration policy that meets the needs of the economy; gives employers access to a legal, reliable workforce; and provides national security." Feb. 16, [...]

Oregon Farm Bureau Statement on Day Without Immigrants 2017-02-16T07:50:59+00:00