Farm Bureau lawsuit protects farmers’ privacy

Good news on the legal and data privacy front: American Farm Bureau and the National Pork Producers Council have closed the final chapter of their lawsuit challenging the Environmen­tal Protection Agency’s release of farmers' and ranchers' personal infor­mation when the agency responds to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Last month, a federal judge ap­proved [...]

Farm Bureau lawsuit protects farmers’ privacy 2017-10-30T13:31:54+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

Statement by Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue on sentencing of Steve and Dwight Hammond to five years in federal prison

SALEM, OREGON, October 7, 2015 – “Today two Oregon ranchers were sentenced to five years in federal prison under terrorism statutes for setting preventative fires on their own land. We are gravely disappointed at this outcome. Elderly Harney County rancher Dwight Hammond and his son, Steven, a former OFB Board member and Harney County Farm [...]

Statement by Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue on sentencing of Steve and Dwight Hammond to five years in federal prison 2017-10-30T13:31:59+00:00