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

Good news on spotted frog case

Central Oregon farmers and irrigation mired in the spotted frog issue twice had reason to celebrate in recent weeks. On March 22, the Federal Judge Ann Aiken denied WaterWatch of Oregon and the Center for Biological Diversity’s preliminary motion to restrict irrigation flows in their Endangered Species Act (ESA) case regarding the spotted frog. And [...]

Good news on spotted frog case 2017-10-30T13:31:56+00:00

Jefferson Co. Farm Bureau proactive on spotted frog issue

Photo: Members of Jefferson County Farm Bureau hosted two tours this fall to share with local, state, and federal lawmakers, conservation groups, and others about how farmers work closely with local irrigation districts to maximize water efficiency. Threatened lawsuits involving the spotted frog may jeopardize already limited water availability.  Oregon Farm Bureau statement on spotted [...]

Jefferson Co. Farm Bureau proactive on spotted frog issue 2017-10-30T13:31:57+00:00