OFB priorities for 2018 Oregon Legislature

Cap-and-trade, legislative fixes top OFB's agenda   The 2018 Oregon Legislative Session starts on Feb. 5. From the first gavel drop, Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) Government Affairs staff will be at the capitol representing the interests of Farm Bureau members and advocating for the unique needs of Oregon agriculture. OFB Director of State Public [...]

OFB priorities for 2018 Oregon Legislature 2018-01-31T07:07:36+00:00

Oregon Farm Bureau: Tax Reform Package Good for Oregon Ag

  Oregon Farm Bureau: Tax Reform Package Good for Oregon Ag  SALEM, OREGON, December 22, 2017 – The tax reform package passed by Congress and awaiting the president’s signature includes many provisions that will help Oregon’s farm and ranch families. “This bill lowers taxes for the vast majority of our agricultural families,” said Oregon Farm [...]

Oregon Farm Bureau: Tax Reform Package Good for Oregon Ag 2017-12-22T08:48:48+00:00

Ag exemption for cellphone use while driving ends on Oct. 1

There's a national movement to crack down on distracted driving, specifically driving while using a cellphone. This spring, Washington state legislators passed one of the most restrictive distracted driving laws in the country. And Oregon isn't far behind. Currently, there is an Oregon Appeals Court ruling on the books that gives farmers the ability to [...]

Ag exemption for cellphone use while driving ends on Oct. 1 2017-10-30T13:31:53+00:00

Tillamook County farmers first in nation to have say in wetland siting

TILLAMOOK COUNTY, OREGON, August 4, 2017 – Farmers in Tillamook County are the first in the nation to have a say in wetland siting after a unanimous vote by the Tillamook County Board of Commissioners on Aug. 2. “Thanks to legislation Oregon Farm Bureau and the Oregon Dairy Farmers Association worked on in 2016, Tillamook [...]

Tillamook County farmers first in nation to have say in wetland siting 2017-10-30T13:31:53+00:00

STATEMENT: Oregon Farm Bureau Praises Pruitt’s Rescinding of WOTUS

SALEM, OREGON, June 29, 2017 – The following may be attributed to Oregon Farm Bureau Federation President Barry Bushue: "Oregon Farm Bureau applauds Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for listening to America's farmers and ranchers and taking action to rescind the onerous Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. “Farm Bureau led the national [...]

STATEMENT: Oregon Farm Bureau Praises Pruitt’s Rescinding of WOTUS 2017-10-30T13:31:53+00:00

Water for agriculture is water put to good use

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 [...]

Water for agriculture is water put to good use 2017-10-30T13:31:53+00:00

Oregon farmer Angi Bailey selected for prestigious national ag advocacy program

Oregon’s Angi Bailey, a second-generation nursery owner and board member of Multnomah County Farm Bureau, was one of only 10 farm and ranch leaders selected from across the country to participate in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Partners in Advocacy Leadership (PAL) class. PHOTO: Nursery owner Angi Bailey of Multnomah County Farm Bureau was [...]

Oregon farmer Angi Bailey selected for prestigious national ag advocacy program 2017-10-30T13:31:53+00:00

Oregon Farm Bureau Statement on LandWatch Water Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2017 Contact: Anne Marie Moss, annemarie@oregonfb.com, 503.399.1701 Oregon Farm Bureau Statement on LandWatch Water Report SALEM, OREGON, May 15 2017 – The following may be attributed to Oregon Farm Bureau: “On May 11, Central Oregon LandWatch issued a report about water efficiency that compared irrigated agriculture in Deschutes and Jefferson [...]

Oregon Farm Bureau Statement on LandWatch Water Report 2017-10-30T13:31:53+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

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