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 [...]
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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 [...]
For many Oregon farmers, summer is the busiest time of year. By July, harvest of major crops like grass seed and wheat is in full swing, and it’s not unusual for a farmer to spend 14-hour days on a tractor out in the field. Sometimes farms have acreage spread over a wide region, and farmers [...]
Flowers and allergies alike are in full bloom, meaning only one thing: spring has sprung and the agritourism season is beginning. As city dwellers and consumers across the country make their way to farmers' markets, U-pick farms and creameries this spring and summer, it's the perfect time for farmers to share their stories with farm [...]
One thing all parties could agree on at a May 23 hearing about the Owyhee Canyonlands is that it is spectacularly beautiful. But who’s to thank for that? “Today we’ve heard the words ‘iconic’ and ‘awesome’ to describe the Owyhee Canyonlands,” said Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue before the House Rural Communities Committee at [...]
When some Oregon farmers discovered an ad by Fred Meyer for “GMO-free” herbs, tomato, and cucumber starts last month, they were not impressed. Why? Because of the nine GMO crops that are commercially available, these are not among them. Even if they were, a grocery store wouldn’t be able to sell GMO seeds or plant [...]
When Oregon berry farmer Jacque Duyck Jones climbed the steps of the Rayburn House Office Building, directly across the street from the U.S. Capitol, she was on a mission. “We came all the way from Oregon to Washington D.C. to let our legislators know how national issues impact our farms and ranches,” she said. “We’re [...]