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End of Session Legislative Update – There’s still time for action on key priorities

June 24, 2015
The 2015 Oregon Legislative session is just a week or two (or more) away from adjourning. The original ‘projected’ date of adjournment was June 26, but under the Oregon Constitution, the Legislature has until July 11 before it must complete its business. With many major budget decisions still unmade, and new debate opening [...]

 

Friends of Family Farmers is hiring!

Friends of Family Farmers is currently hiring for three positions: Rural Organizer, Next Generation Organizer, and Office Manager. Positions are based in our Salem office, with some opportunity to telecommute.

The Rural Organizer will promote and expand FoFF’s presence with farmers and rural residents throughout Oregon. The full job description is available here.
The Next Generation Organizer [...]

 
June 9th: Fill Your Freezer, The Value of Buying in Bulk

June 9th: Fill Your Freezer, The Value of Buying in Bulk

Bulk purchases of farm direct meat, dairy, veggies, and value-added products benefit eaters and farmers alike. Whether transactions occur through individual or aggregate channels, there is inherent value to both buying and selling direct from farmer to eater.
Eaters get high quality, local foods at reduced overall costs. Farmers are able to sell large quantities of [...]

 

Beginning Farmer Lending Bill Passes the Oregon Legislature!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 13, 2015

Family Farmers Cheer Passage of Aggie Bonds Beginning Farmer Lending Bill
Program Facilitates Lower Interest Loans to Beginning and Smaller Farmers
Salem, OR: Friends of Family Farmers, Oregon’s leading advocate for independent family-scale farmers and ranchers, cheered the passage of HB 3239 through the Oregon Senate today. HB 3239 expands access to Oregon’s [...]

 
May 12th: Edible Surplus in the Food Chain

May 12th: Edible Surplus in the Food Chain

Food waste composes the largest percentage of waste dumped into municipal landfills. That’s because nearly 40% of the food produced in the U.S. alone bypasses hungry mouths, and instead ends up rotting in landfills or decomposing in fields or compost heaps. That 40% equates to 96 billion pounds of food with a net worth of [...]

 

Mid-Session Update – Salem Watch

Written April 22, 2015 (with May 4 bill updates included below)
It has been a wild few weeks in Salem. Key deadlines for legislative action occurred on April 10 and April 21, and many of FoFF’s legislative priorities are still in play. If a bill wasn’t voted out of its first committee by April 21, it [...]

 
Action Alert!  Canola is Back…

Action Alert! Canola is Back…

Remember how we won big for Oregon’s vegetable seed growers and fresh vegetable producers by keeping canola production out of the Willamette Valley in 2013? Well, canola’s back…
Send an email TODAY to stop HB 3382!
House Bill 3382 will be voted on voted on TOMORROW morning as early as 10:30 AM by the Oregon House of [...]

 
April 14th: Food & Farm Financing: Investing in Where You Live & What You Eat

April 14th: Food & Farm Financing: Investing in Where You Live & What You Eat

Findinfinancing for a small farm is one of the most challenging obstacles for agricultural entrepreneurs.  There aren’t many options, the options that exist are often reluctant to invest in agriculture, especially in beginning farmers,
Finding financing for a farm is one of the most challenging obstacles for agricultural entrepreneurs. Historically, the options have been limited and [...]

 

Queer Farmer Film Project: “Out Here” Screening April 2

Limited availability of tickets!
Ticket sales will be taken down when we reach capacity.
Join Us for a Screening of Out Here!
Friends of Family Farmers is excited to partner with Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply to host a film screening of Out Here on Thursday, April 2 at the Academy Theater in SE Portland. Doors open at 6:30, [...]

 
Family Farms Mean Business: Farmers, Ranchers and Local Food Advocates Rally in Salem

Family Farms Mean Business: Farmers, Ranchers and Local Food Advocates Rally in Salem

Over 150 Family Farmers, Ranchers and Local Food Advocates Rallied at the Capitol on Monday, March 30 in Support of Strong Local Farm and Food Policies
Salem, OR: On Monday, March 30 Friends of Family Farmers hosted its 3rd biennial ‘Family Farms Mean Business’ day of education and action at the State Capitol in Salem. Over [...]

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