November 30, 2020 - Century Farmers: Share your family’s story

By Oregon Farm Bureau, Share Your Family’s Story; the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program Seeks Applications for 2021 Century & Sesquicentennial Awards Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 award year for the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program. The application deadline is May 1, 2021. Families throughout […]

November 27, 2020 - Food and Ag Climate Alliance unveils recommendations

By American Farm Bureau Federation An alliance of groups representing farmers, forest owners, the food sector, state governments and environmental advocates today unveiled an unprecedented set of recommendations to guide the development of federal climate policy. The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) was formed in February 2020 by four […]

November 25, 2020 - 13 Oregon farms fined for virus violations

By Oregon Association of Nurseries, Oregon OSHA has issued 33 citations against 13 farms since June for not following emergency COVID-19-related rules passed in June, the Capital Press reported (subscription may be required). The rules are intended to protect workers against the transmission of the pathogen. The maximum any employer […]

November 23, 2020 - 10 things Oregon Ag can cheer for this holiday season

By Anne Marie Moss, Oregon Farm Bureau communications director Thanksgiving is all about making time to reflect on the many things in life for which we are grateful. In conversations around the dinner table, Oregon Farm Bureau urges readers to remember the farm and ranch families who grew the food […]

November 20, 2020 - Land grab rule reigned in

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) today released the following statement in response to Interior Department Secretary David Bernhardt’s Secretarial Order on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) that requires written support from local governments for any land […]

November 18, 2020 - Court rules against barn remodeling

By Oregon Family Farm Association, A landowner in Clackamas County who wants to renovate his barn into a venue for weddings, banquets, and dances has stretched the definition of a home-based business, according to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals. It sided with 1000 Friends of Oregon in determining […]

November 16, 2020 - Farm worker update for COVID rules

By Oregon Wheat Growers League, For all of our members, we encourage you to act on the OSHA compliance requirements by Monday, November 16. We have included a link to the required poster you can print and a copy of the model notification protocol you can adapt with your own […]

November 13, 2020 - Poll: Overwhelming trust in farmers over sustainability

By American Farm Bureau Federation, A majority of U.S. adults have a positive view of farmers’ sustainability practices, and an overwhelming majority trust farmers, according to a new national public opinion poll from the American Farm Bureau Federation. The survey of 2,200 U.S. adults found that more than half (58%) […]

November 11, 2020 - Stop sending our water to California

By State Representatives E. Werner Reschke and Vikki Breese Iverson Wildfires this summer destroyed communities, businesses and our food producers. We have a tough road to recovery ahead. The fires send a message loud and clear to manage our resources before it’s too late. Oregon has many resources that are […]

November 8, 2020 - What election results mean for Ag

By Oregonians for Food and Shelter, The Oregon election results are in and nearly final, and Oregon Republicans fended off a potential “blue wave.” In the legislative races, Republicans gained ground in the state House of Representatives and held things even the Senate (with a very slight chance of netting […]