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Farm to School Boosts Local Agriculture

Read the article in Oregon Business Magazine – Farm to School Boosts Local Agriculture, 8/27/13
From the article:
Before adjourning in early July, the Legislature gave the program a major boost: it increased funding to $1.2 million, enough for any school district to apply for funding. The first round of grant applications closed on [...]


Farmers make the case for pasture-raised animals with Pro Pasture Fridays

Author Kathleen Bauer has published an article on Friends of Family Farmers’ Pro Pasture Campaign in The Oregonian newspaper – check it out:
Farmers make the case for pasture-raised animals with Pro-Pasture Fridays campaign – July 29, 2013

From the piece:
Friends of Family Farmers, a local organization that works to support independent family farmers who [...]


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, [...]


2013 Legislative Recap – Good Session for Small Farms

The Capital Press has an article recapping the 2013 Oregon Legislative Session. See how FoFF and small farm issues fared. Hint: we did pretty well.
From the article:
Small farms fared well this session, according to Ivan Maluski of Friends of Family Farmers, particularly in the passage of House Bill 2700, known as the “Aggie [...]


FoFF Wins Local Hero Award

oFF was honored to receive a Local Hero Award in the non-profit category by the Edible Portland magazine.  This award focuses on the people and businesses who are setting high standards with their environmental and social practices, high quality, regional economic impact, and commitment to building a robust food system in the Pacific Northwest.  All [...]


Friends of Family Farmers Rally at Capitol

Capital Press coverage from March 18, 2013 of FoFF’s rally at the State Capitol. Over 150 family farmers and their supporters attended the event. From the article:
The members of Friends of Family Farmers visited lawmakers, set up a mini-farmers’ market in the Capitol Galleria and held a rally on the Capitol steps.
Among speakers [...]


Portland Upside’s Article on Farmer Donna Smith and the ARA – April 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Donna Smith, a voice for urban farming
By Cathy McQueeney
The Portland Upside
April 2010

It was at a family farmer and rancher community grassroots meeting that I met Donna Smith. My husband and I had driven in to Portland to attend the January meeting. We wanted to see what this Agricultural Reclamation [...]

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