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: 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

Farm Bureau-supported bill on wetland collaboration one of first in nation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2016 Contact: Anne Marie Moss, annemarie@oregonfb.com, 503.399.1701 March 3, 2016, Salem, Oregon: Oregon Farm Bureau applauds the 2016 Legislature’s passage of SB 1517B. The bill, proposed by Oregon Farm Bureau and the Oregon Dairy Farmers Association, creates a 10-year pilot program giving Tillamook County and local farmers more say on [...]

Farm Bureau-supported bill on wetland collaboration one of first in nation 2017-10-30T13:31:56+00:00

Oregon Farm Bureau & Cattlemen urge passage of wolf delisting bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2016 Contacts:  OFB’s Anne Marie Moss, annemarie@oregonfb.com, 503-399-1701 OCA’s Kayli Hanley, Kayli.hanley@orcattle.com, 503-361-8941 March 1, 2016, Salem, Oregon: The 2015 Annual Wolf Report by Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife makes official what Oregon ranchers know first-hand: the state’s wolf population has recovered dramatically, well beyond the goals of the [...]

Oregon Farm Bureau & Cattlemen urge passage of wolf delisting bill 2017-10-30T13:31:56+00:00

Oregon’s Food Producers Dismayed by Minimum Wage Vote

Legislators ignore real concerns from farmers, ranchers and food processors Oregon agriculture groups are very concerned that the minimum wage hike passed by the House today threatens the future of farming and food production in the state. Hundreds of farmers, ranchers and food processors came to Salem in recent weeks to testify on the real [...]

Oregon’s Food Producers Dismayed by Minimum Wage Vote 2017-10-30T13:31:57+00:00

Farm Bureau Introduces FFA to State Legislature

To connect with and inspire the next generation of advocates for Oregon agriculture, the Oregon Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Committee organized an FFA Legislative Day for high school students at the Oregon State Capitol during the 2016 Legislative Session. Introducing FFA members to the Oregon Capitol, educating them about public policy issues impacting [...]

Farm Bureau Introduces FFA to State Legislature 2017-10-30T13:31:57+00:00