Friends of Family Farmers is going on tour again to hear directly from the socially responsible FARMERS and RANCHERS that make Oregon a great place to live, farm and eat! It is time to weigh in once again (or for the first time) to ensure the Agricultural Reclamation Act (ARA) indeed addresses your most current [...]
Historically, Friends of Family Farmers has been focused at a state level for policy and legislation. A lot of the agricultural policy that directly affects farmers and ranchers in our state is set at a state level, and since no one else is a voice for sustainable agricultural or socially responsible famers and ranchers, [...]
To celebrate National Agriculture Day yesterday, over 120 farmers and ranchers and the people who love their food attended “Family Farms and Ranch Day” at the Capitol, which was hosted by Friends of Family Farmers in partnership with the Oregon Grows Partnership, Slow Food Portland, Portland Farmers’ Market, the Portland Meat Collective, the [...]
Oregon’s Family Farmer and Rancher Day in Salem is right around the corner. Take advantage of this action packed day to connect with your elected representatives to share your priorities as an eater, farmer, rancher or producer. Participate in getting out the message that “Family Farms Mean Business!”
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This morning we are pleased to announce that HB 2872, a bill that would allow small farmers and producers of poultry to raise, slaughter and sell their own birds directly to consumers, passed the Oregon House. There were 58 yes votes to 2 nays and there was no discussion on the House floor about the [...]
Come to Salem for the Family Farmer and Rancher Day at the Capitol on March 15th. Talk to your legislators about the importance of local agriculture, support our farmers and ranchers, and help create the kind of food system you would like to see in our state.
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Oregon’s Family Farmers and Ranchers need you in Salem!
On Tuesday, Oregon Legislators return to Salem for the 2011 Legislative Session. While we were hoping to announce to you today that there are a number of bills that are aimed to help family farmers and ranchers remain viable in Oregon, instead the expeditious calendar of the [...]
The 2011 Oregon Legislature is back in session on February 1st, and there is a lot to watch this year related to our food and agriculture laws. As a direct result of both the Agricultural Reclamation Act information and the Food and Farm Forum in Southern Oregon, Representative Buckley introduced the Friends of Family Farmers [...]
As we move into the New Year, we are excited to announce that pieces of the Agricultural Reclamation Act are going to Salem in the form of House Bill 2222 (Referred to as HB 2222). Please call your representatives and ask them to co-sponsor House Bill 2222. More information below!
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Recently, Susan Muller (a Farmer Delegate from Talent, OR) and I co-presented on the Agricultural Reclamation Act to the Rogue Valley’s League of Women Farmers. This opportunity led to a great discussion among the group. They asked many important questions and several people expressed learning about issues that were previously unknown to them. Most [...]