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FoFF in the News

DSCF37For the most recent recent coverage of FoFF in the press, please view our ‘In the Media’ page.  Below is smattering of coverage dating back a few years:

Oregon task force grills GMO regulators, Salem Statesman Journal, 7/11/14

Farm Fresh Agritainment, The Portland Tribune, 7/8/14

Aggie Bond program now open for business, ODA Newsroom, 4/24/14

First Time Farmers, The Oregonian, 12/23/13

Farm to School boosts local agriculture, Oregon Business magazine, 8/27/13

Breaking Ground with iFarm: Creative Arrangements Help Small Farmers Get Their Start, Corvallis Advocate, 8/1/13

Farmers make the case for pasture-raised animals with Pro-Pasture Fridays campaign, The Oregonian, 7/29/13

Legislative session gets mixed reviews, Capital Press, 7/9/13.

Comprehensive list of articles on small farm issues FoFF brought to 2013 legislative session, various sources, 6/25/13 – 7/17/13

Friends of Family Farmers rally at Capitol, Capital Press, 3/19/13

People testify, rally at canola hearing, Albany Democrat Herald, 9/29/12

No canola this fall: Oregon Court of Appeals halts attempt to expand planting areas, The Oregonian, 8/31/12

Oregon seed, farm groups sue state over GMO canola, Reuters, 8/15/12

Governor signs Farm Direct Bill into Law, Friends of Family Farmers blog, 9/13/11

Family farm bills move closer to passage in Oregon, The Oregonian, 5/3/11

Rules for Oregon’s farmers markets, formerly homegrown, could soon be law, The Oregonian, 2/16/11

Oregon bills support locally grown poultry, Food Safety News, 2/15/11

Raw milk bill sparks heated debate amongst farmers, Capital Press, 2/10/11

State budget changes top Legislature’s priority list, Medford Mail Tribune, 1/2/11

Manure Smells Like Trouble …, The Oregonian, 6/1/10.

Agricultural regulation: For Oregon’s farms, one size doesn’t fit allThe Oregonian published, 4/21/10. An editorial by Southern Oregon farmer and ARA Delegate Ken Muller of Rogue Valley Brambles Farm about the Farmer and Rancher Delegation that created the Agricultural Reclamation Act.

Renting helps new farmers grow their business, The Oregonian, 4/19/10. About FoFF’s iFarm Oregon’s land matching program.

Portland Upside has published articles profiling FoFF grassroots organizer Michele Knaus on February 5, 2010, and ARA Delegate and Portland farmer Donna Smith of Your Backyard Farmer on April 5, 2010.

Who’s Afraid of the Family FarmerThe Source Weekly (Bend), 12/9/09.  On the attempt of the Oregon Farm Bureau to paint FoFF founder and Board member Kendra Kimbirauskas as “anti-farmer.”

Living Culture, a monthly television series that showcases food and culture in Oregon, produced a show on FoFF’s Food and Farm Forum in 2008.

FoFF’s Photo Gallery

Here are a number of photographs of our farmers, supporters, events, and more…

FoFF’s YouTube Channel

There are a number of videos here, from an ARA background video & signing, to individuals discussing their support of FoFF.  Check back as new videos are uploaded.  Thanks to Colin Anderson from Farm to Fork  Research in Manitoba for all his great work!

Suggested Reading

Documentaries on Farming and Food Systems

  • GROW!: the stories of new farmers
  • Coming to Ground: tells the story of large scale agricultural change — and what happens when the state of Kentucky had to re-imagine its agricultural economy and culture.
  • The Greenhorns Documentary the stories of new farmers around the nation

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