2013 End of Session Press Recap – Canola, Aggie Bonds

With the passage of HB 2427, the canola bill, and HB 2700, the ‘Aggie Bonds’ Beginning Farmer and Rancher Loan Program, in late June/early July at the Oregon Legislature, small farm issues got a lot of press. Here’s a sampling:

June 25, 2013 – Oregon House approves bill to ban canola crops in the Willamette Valley, The Oregonian

June 25, 2013 – Oregon House Passes Bill to Limit Canola Production in the Willamette Valley, Oregon Public Broadcasting radio

June 25, 2013 – Ore. House backs 5-year ban on canola in valley, Bloomberg Businessweek/Associated Press

June 26, 2013 – House bill sets Willamette Valley canola limits, Eugene Register Guard

June 26, 2013Bill to ban canola moves forward, Corvallis Gazette Times

July 1, 2013 – Canola ban clears Legislature, Albany Democrat Herald

July 1, 2013 – Oregon Senate passes bill banning canola in the Willamette Valley, The Oregonian

July 4, 2013 – Canola bill goes to governor, Capital Press

July 4, 2013 – Bill on Canola Heads to Governor’s Desk, Oregon Public Broadcasting radio

July 6, 2013 – ‘Aggie bonds’ bill goes to governor, Capital Press

July 8, 2013 – Editorial: Legislature’s canola bill strikes a reasonable compromise, Albany Democrat Herald

July 9, 2013 – Winners and losers, Eugene Register Guard

July 9, 2013 – Legislative Session gets mixed reviews, Capital Press

July 11, 2013 – Editorial: Canola bill strikes a reasonable compromise, Corvallis Gazette Times

July 17, 2013 – Legislature OK’s key late bills, Polk County Itemizer-Observer

July 17, 2013 – Seed company sets sights on expansion project, Polk County Itemizer-Observer

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