The Umatilla-Morrow County Farm Bureau Board of Directors recently donated $3,500 to the Wildfire Relief Fund set up by Farm Journal and Drovers Magazine to support farm and ranch families devastated by the spring wildfires in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado. This particular fund will make donations go even further, thanks to the [...]
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9 overflowing shopping carts of groceries 8 Farm Bureau volunteers 1 long cashier's receipt $1,500 raised by the OFB Women’s Advisory Council and donated by County Farm Bureaus Together these numbers add up to a pantry full of groceries at the Ronald McDonald House Charity in Bend, a home-away-from-home for the families of critically ill [...]
The following article, "Listen to locals on Owyhee," written by OFB Communications Director Anne Marie Moss and published in the June/July 2016 issue of the printed OFB Newsletter, received the award for "Best News Article" at the 2017 American Farm Bureau Communications Conference in Pittsburgh. Congrats, Anne Marie! Listen to locals on Owyhee One [...]
By Matt Cyrus, president of Deschutes County Farm Bureau, and Sue Vanek, president of Jefferson County Farm Bureau This In My View opinion piece was published May 29, 2017 in The Bend Bulletin As a general agriculture organization, the Farm Bureau celebrates the rich diversity of ag products raised by farm and ranch families across our [...]
OFB Classic Golf Tourney, Tuesday, Sept. 28 in Oregon City What: 14th Annual OFB Classic Golf Tourney When: Thursday, Sept. 28. 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 agriculture [...]
Express Disappointment on $25 Fee for Training Seminars Portland: “We are disappointed that BOLI would not only delay their implementation seminars until after the effective date of the new statewide paid sick leave law but also charge Oregon’s employers $25 to attend just to learn how to comply,” stated Jenny Dresler of the Oregon Farm [...]
Dedicated Farm Bureau members were honored during the 83rd OFB Annual Meeting in Sunriver on Dec. 10. Farm Bureau is a grassroots nonprofit organization, and our volunteers – family farmers and ranchers from all parts of the state – are what make our work credible and possible. Congratulations to all honorees! OFB President Barry Bushue [...]
It’s your $50. Use it or lose it. Through Oregon’s tax system, the state gives each tax-paying Oregonian a $50 gift. But the catch is, you can’t keep it. Instead, you must either pay it back in state taxes – or donate it to a qualified political campaign or cause. To put it another way, [...]
…Well, at least the business of Christmas tree farmers in Marion and Polk Counties that use helicopters for harvest. At issue is a recently changed airspace designation around Salem Airport/Independence. On Aug. 20, the Federal Aviation Administration increased the designation of Class D airspace around the Salem Tower from approximately 5 nautical miles to 16 [...]
Photo: Members of Jefferson County Farm Bureau hosted two tours this fall to share with local, state, and federal lawmakers, conservation groups, and others about how farmers work closely with local irrigation districts to maximize water efficiency. Threatened lawsuits involving the spotted frog may jeopardize already limited water availability. Oregon Farm Bureau statement on spotted [...]