Videos from County Farm Bureau Presidents’ Meeting

On Friday, Feb. 17, County Farm Bureau presidents gathered at the capitol to get an overview of ag-related legislation directly from lawmakers, and an update on Farm Bureau's progress this session by OFB staff. Lincoln County Farm Bureau President, and family forester, Tim Miller Legislators answered questions on many issues, including bills involving [...]

Videos from County Farm Bureau Presidents’ Meeting 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00

Oregon Farm Bureau Praises Trump’s WOTUS Action

  SALEM, OREGON, February 28, 2017 – The following may be attributed to Oregon Farm Bureau Federation President Barry Bushue: “We applaud President Trump for listening to thousands of farmers and ranchers around the nation when he signed an executive order today telling the Environmental Protection Agency to ditch the onerous Waters of the U.S. [...]

Oregon Farm Bureau Praises Trump’s WOTUS Action 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00

OFB prepares for 2017 Oregon Legislative Session

Falling commodity prices, labor shortages, new workforce mandates — 2016 was challenging for many Oregon farm and ranch families. But Farm Bureau members ended the year with important accomplishments to be proud of: Hundreds participated in the I Farm I Vote grassroots effort this November; the Measure 97 tax on gross receipts was handily defeated; [...]

OFB prepares for 2017 Oregon Legislative Session 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00

Grassroots leaders chart AFBF policy

Jan. 10, 2017 in Phoenix: OFB's delegates doing important grassroots work on American Farm Bureau Federation Policy. From right to left are OFB 2nd VP Sharon Waterman, 1st VP Peggy Browne, board member Carol Marie Leuthold, and President Barry Bushue. Just like at the OFB Annual Meeting, at the heart of the AFBF [...]

Grassroots leaders chart AFBF policy 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00

Oregon Farm Bureau 2016 Election Guide

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 [...]

Oregon Farm Bureau 2016 Election Guide 2017-10-30T13:31:55+00:00

OFB Field Notes: Candidates vie for OFB endorsement

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, [...]

OFB Field Notes: Candidates vie for OFB endorsement 2017-10-30T13:31:55+00:00

OFB News: Oregon Paid Sick Leave FAQ

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 [...]

OFB News: Oregon Paid Sick Leave FAQ 2017-10-30T13:31:55+00:00

OFB’s Bushue: Listen to locals in Owyhee monument debate

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 [...]

OFB’s Bushue: Listen to locals in Owyhee monument debate 2017-10-30T13:31:56+00:00

Sharing ag’s story on Capitol Hill

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 [...]

Sharing ag’s story on Capitol Hill 2017-10-30T13:31:56+00:00