The 2017 calendar that was mailed out incorrectly lists 30 days for August (not 31) and 31 days for November (not 30). We deeply regret this mistake and any confusion it caused. What you can do: 1. Get stickers to put on the calendar to fix those two days: Email email@example.com. Please include your name [...]
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Now that the Halloween pumpkin and Thanksgiving turkey have had their turn in the seasonal spotlight, the public turns its attention to another Oregon agricultural product: the Christmas tree. With an ideal climate for evergreens, Oregon has long been the #1 grower of fresh Christmas trees in the nation. Last year Oregon’s Christmas tree production [...]
Oregon is blessed with a rich agricultural bounty, thanks to fertile farmland and diverse regional climates, with over 220 different commodities raised here. Yet despite this abundance, a staggering one in six Oregonians are fearful they will not have enough food for their next meal. The Oregon Center for Public Policy recently crunched data from a [...]
The following endorsements reflect Oregon Farm Bureau public policy positions and were developed by our farmer and rancher grassroots leadership. For more details on our endorsements, click here. ~ Don't know your district? Find it here. Brenda Frketich of Marion County Farm Bureau NO ON MEASURE 97 Never have we seen a tax [...]
During the long stretch of summer harvest, many of us spend all of our energy and waking hours on the farm or ranch. From June into September, Farm Bureau takes a back seat as we spend long days in the field or out on the range. But as fall begins, our thoughts turn back to Farm [...]
15-year-old Cameron Swartwood of Polk County Farm Bureau visited the OFB headquarters for a day of job-shawdowing. Cameron Swartwood, member of Polk County Farm Bureau, lives on a family farm in Rickreall that raises hazelnuts, grass seed, wheat, and canola. At 15 years old, she’s not quite sure what profession to [...]
Farm Bureau members Larry Duyck and Jacque Duyck Jones are the 3rd and 4th generation of Duyck Family Farms, established in 1907. The scene: Duyck Family Farm in Washington County The day: July 28, 2016 The reason: An afternoon farm tour by two exceptional Farm Bureau volunteer leaders: Larry Duyck, OFB Board [...]
OFB Board member Peter Kenagy asks gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce for his thoughts on preserving valuable farmland from urban sprawl. OFB 3rd VP Barb Iverson welcomes one of 15 candidates to speak to Farm Bureau leaders on Aug. 3. As the 2016 election season ramps up, [...]