April 22, 2015
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 died. But the deadline for committees to publish [...]
April 22, 2015
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
March 25, 2015
Things have been moving quickly at the State Capitol in Salem these days. Almost as fast as the cherry blossoms have come and gone, legislative committees have been racing towards mid-April deadlines for action on bills.
Here are a few updates on legislation Friends of Family Farmers has been working on to support socially [...]
Why Farm with horses, one may ask… In an age when an ever-increasing array of technology is available to increase efficiency and decrease labor-intensive practices, this is an important question to address.
More and more, people are turning to the use of draft and work horses intentionally. For a plethora of wholesome reasons.
While our current food [...]
March 10th: Portland: Get Involved! Local food, Sustainable Ag and the Power of Citizen Engagement in the 2015 Oregon Legislature
Join us Tuesday, March 10th to get up to speed on the family farm issues before the Oregon Legislature this session and learn how you can engage and advance the priorities that support local food and socially responsible farms and ranches!
FoFF’s Policy Director, Ivan Maluski, will share what he’s been hearing inside the Capitol and [...]
YOU are invited join us for a rockin’ time after the 2015 Small Farms Conference! (Haven’t registered for the conference yet? Do so HERE!)
What? The 2015 SFC Hootenanny!
When? Saturday, February 28th, 5-11pm
Where? OSU Alumni Center Ballroom
How? Buy your ticket today! http://www.tinyurl.com/sfchootenanny
Tickets are $15 through Feb 15th
Feb 16th-27th: tickets $20
Day-of: limited tickets available $25
Join us for [...]