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,” said Angi Bailey of Multnomah County Farm Bureau.

Major Farm Bureau goals at the national level include tax reform, immigration reform, and regulatory reform.

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Thank you for meeting with Farm Bureau members, Congressman Kurt Schrader! From left are Baker CFB President Logan Kerns, Larry Bailey of Multnomah CFB, OFB President Barry Bushue, Kara Glass of Jackson CFB, Rep. Kurt Schrader, Pat Fumasi of Jackson CFB, Angi Bailey of Multnomah CFB, OFB Board member Pete Postlewait, and OFB EVP Dave Dillon.

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On Feb. 28, Oregon Farm Bureau members in Washington DC got to hear from new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who discussed rolling back the overreaching WOTUS rule and the agency’s commitment to listen to and respect farm and ranch families who work so diligently to conserve and responsibly manage America’s natural resources. “Help is on the way,” he said.

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From right: Kara Glass of Jackson County Farm Bureau, an epic photobomb by OFB EVP Dave Dillon, and the U.S. Capitol.

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From left are OFB Director of National Affairs Gail McSpadden Greenman, Larry and Angi Bailey of Multnomah CFB, Pat Fumasi of Jackson CFB, Baker CFB President Logan Kerns, OFB 1st VP Peggy Browne, and Kara Glass of Jackson CFB at the American Farm Bureau Federation Advocacy Conference in Washington DC.

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Nursery owner Angi Bailey of Multnomah County Farm Bureau chaired the Pests & Invasive Species Issue Advisory Committee for American Farm Bureau.

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OFB Board member and vegetable grower Pete Postlewait served on the AFBF Food Safety Advisory Committee. Farmers and ranchers from around the country met to discuss ag policy issues and offer on-the-ground perspective for AFBF staff.