New Klamath Collegiate Farm Bureau established

At the May OFB Board meeting, Victoria Flowers of Klamath-Lake County Farm Bureau announced the start of a new collegiate Farm Bureau group at Klamath Community College. “Our goal is to get Farm Bureau involved at the campus level on issues facing agriculture, as well as to educate non-ag students and the general public about [...]

New Klamath Collegiate Farm Bureau established 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

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

Farmers win big at House Revenue Committee hearing!

It's not every day that farmers and ranchers hear a legislator declare, "You win!" after they've testified at a public hearing at the Oregon State Capitol. But that's exactly what House Revenue Committee Chair Rep. Barnhart said on March 1, 2017, after listening to about an hour's worth of impassioned arguments against HB 2859, which would've [...]

Farmers win big at House Revenue Committee hearing! 2017-10-30T13:31:54+00:00

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

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

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: Message from OFB President Barry Bushue

During the long stretch of summer harvest, many of us spend all of our energy and waking hours on the farm or ranch. From June into September, Farm Bureau takes a back seat as we spend long days in the field or out on the range. But as fall begins, our thoughts turn back to Farm [...]

OFB Field Notes: Message from OFB President Barry Bushue 2017-10-30T13:31:55+00:00

OFB Field Notes: Young Farm Bureau member job-shadows at OFB

15-year-old Cameron Swartwood of Polk County Farm Bureau visited the OFB headquarters for a day of job-shawdowing. Cameron Swartwood, member of Polk County Farm Bureau, lives on a family farm in Rickreall that raises hazelnuts, grass seed, wheat, and canola. At 15 years old, she’s not quite sure what profession to [...]

OFB Field Notes: Young Farm Bureau member job-shadows at OFB 2017-10-30T13:31:55+00:00