On Wednesday, March 27, more than 150 farmers, ranchers and good food supporters from across Oregon came to Salem for our fifth biennial ‘Family Farms Mean Business’ Day at the Capitol. We held policy workshops in the morning where we learned about current issues being debated at the Legislature and heard from Alexis Taylor, Director … Continue reading Muckboots in the Capitol: Rally Day and Mid-Session Update
The 2019 Legislative session is heating up as legislative committees hold hearings on bills with an eye towards an early April deadline for action. Before this deadline, to help farmers and eaters raise their collective voices in support of good food and farm legislation, we are holding our fourth biennial ‘Family Farms Mean Business’ Day … Continue reading Muckboots in the Capitol: Beginning Farmer Bills and Canola Legislation Introduced
On February 6, a first ever ‘Organic Grows a Better Oregon’ event brought organic farmers and organic advocates to the Capitol building in Salem to talk about the positive economic and environmental benefits of organic agriculture on the state. Roughly 90 organic farmers and industry advocates participated in the event, which included meetings with Legislators, … Continue reading Muckboots in the Capitol: Organic Farmers and Advocates Make Their Voices Heard
On January 22, the 2019 Oregon Legislative Session began. With our 2018 Farmer and Rancher Listening Session Report and 2019 Policy Agenda recently published, we are tracking a wide array of bills of importance this session. Whether you are a farmer or an eater, if you want to make an impact for family farms and … Continue reading Muckboots in the Capitol: 2019 Oregon Legislative Session Begins (updated)
Friends of Family Farmersis seeking part time, temporary Community Organizers forFarmer and Rancher Day of Action!at the Capitol in SalemWednesday March 27, 2019 Farmer Rancher Day of Action is a one day opportunity for family farmers, ranchers and all those who support good food come to the Capitol and let our decision-makers and the public … Continue reading We’re hiring short-term Community Organizers for our Farmer & Rancher Day of Action
We are pleased to announce that we’ve completed our 2018 Farmer and Rancher Listening Session Report & 2019 Policy Recommendations! View the Full Report Here From December 2017 to May 2018, FoFF organized and facilitated 19 Farmer & Rancher Listening Sessions across Oregon. We invited producers out to local Grange halls, libraries, and breweries to … Continue reading FoFF’s 2019 Policy Agenda and Listening Session Recap
The next election is coming up on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 with vote-by-mail beginning in October. This year, Friends of Family Farmers has taken positions on three key ballot measures, two statewide and one in Portland. We have provided information on our positions below, and encourage you to vote in the November election and get involved. … Continue reading FoFF Ballot Measure Endorsements 2018!
All through November, stop by Blossoming Lotus in Portland and Celilo Restaurant in Hood River to Dine Out for FoFF. Enjoy great food and support our work on behalf of Oregon’s family farms! Blossoming Lotus in Portland Blossoming Lotus in Portland is donating a portion of the sales from one of their dishes, the Autumn Squash Gratin … Continue reading Dine Out for FoFF through November
This year Friends of Family Farmers hosted 19 listening sessions and heard from over 200 farmers all across the state about the top issues facing Oregon’s family farms. Join us for a fun evening and learn more about the solutions Friends of Family Farmers is working on to address issues such as access to land and capital and … Continue reading We’re hosting Fall Parties in Bend and Salem: Join us in celebrating family farms!
By Lindsay Trant, OPN Program Manager In June 2016, FoFF launched the Oregon Pasture Network (OPN). The program connects Oregon’s pasture-based producers to each other as well as resources and expert assistance on sustainable grazing systems that are healthier for animals, the environment, and their farms. The OPN also connects these producers to the growing … Continue reading The Oregon Pasture Network: What’s in Store for Farmers and Eaters