Tillamook County farmers first in nation to have say in wetland siting

TILLAMOOK COUNTY, OREGON, August 4, 2017 – Farmers in Tillamook County are the first in the nation to have a say in wetland siting after a unanimous vote by the Tillamook County Board of Commissioners on Aug. 2. “Thanks to legislation Oregon Farm Bureau and the Oregon Dairy Farmers Association worked on in 2016, Tillamook [...]

Tillamook County farmers first in nation to have say in wetland siting 2017-10-30T13:31:53+00:00

STATEMENT: Oregon Farm Bureau Praises Pruitt’s Rescinding of WOTUS

SALEM, OREGON, June 29, 2017 – The following may be attributed to Oregon Farm Bureau Federation President Barry Bushue: "Oregon Farm Bureau applauds Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for listening to America's farmers and ranchers and taking action to rescind the onerous Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. “Farm Bureau led the national [...]

STATEMENT: Oregon Farm Bureau Praises Pruitt’s Rescinding of WOTUS 2017-10-30T13:31:53+00:00

Water for agriculture is water put to good use

By Matt Cyrus, president of Deschutes County Farm Bureau, and Sue Vanek, president of Jefferson County Farm Bureau This In My View opinion piece was published May 29, 2017 in The Bend Bulletin As a general agriculture organization, the Farm Bureau celebrates the rich diversity of ag products raised by farm and ranch families across our [...]

Water for agriculture is water put to good use 2017-10-30T13:31:53+00:00

Oregon Farm Bureau Statement on LandWatch Water Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2017 Contact: Anne Marie Moss, annemarie@oregonfb.com, 503.399.1701 Oregon Farm Bureau Statement on LandWatch Water Report SALEM, OREGON, May 15 2017 – The following may be attributed to Oregon Farm Bureau: “On May 11, Central Oregon LandWatch issued a report about water efficiency that compared irrigated agriculture in Deschutes and Jefferson [...]

Oregon Farm Bureau Statement on LandWatch Water Report 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

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

OFB’s Bushue makes statement on Klamath dams removal plan

April 7, 2016 statement from Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue on the dam removal plan: "Despite asking the Governor's office to be involved in the dam removal discussions, Farm Bureau was excluded. It's not clear if there were any representatives from the agriculture community at the table. The crux of the issue is water [...]

OFB’s Bushue makes statement on Klamath dams removal plan 2017-10-30T13:31:56+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