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 [...]
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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, [...]
Milking a cow is just one of the chores kids do in the Junior Farmer Challenge to help Farmer Ed. At the Washington County Fair, with carnival rides and corn dogs vying for their attention, kids excitedly lined up to do farm chores. They happily picked apples, stacked hay bales, and [...]
OFB Classic Golf Tourney, Tuesday, Sept. 20 in Oregon City What: 13th Annual OFB Classic Golf Tourney When: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. Check in starts at 12:30 p.m., golfing starts at 1:30 p.m. Dinner & awards at 5:00 p.m. Where: Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City Why: Join Farm Bureau members, legislators, and supporters of Oregon [...]
REGISTER FOR Eastern Oregon OFB PAC Trap Shoot in Hermiston, Aug. 24! What: OFB Trap Shoot fundraiser and lunch Why: Support Oregon Farm Bureau's Political Action Committee by enjoying a morning of trap shooting in Hermiston with farmers, ranchers, and friends of Oregon agriculture, followed by lunch and great prizes for winners. Have fun for an important cause! [...]
This spring, Linn County Farm Bureau hosted two seminars about what employers have to do to comply with the new state paid sick leave law. Staff from OFB and the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries presented an overview and took questions from attendees. Based on conversations from that event, OFB and BOLI compiled the [...]
If you’re driving around Portland this summer, you may encounter one of these colorful billboards by Multnomah County Farm Bureau asking an important question: Who’s your farmer? The billboard on SE Morrison St. and SE 9th Ave. in Portland. Many people don’t realize that 98 percent of Oregon farms and ranches are family [...]