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Farm Bureau makes stand at Capitol

February 10, 2016 --

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By Oregon Farm Bureau,

A 30%+ minimum wage increase. A paid sick leave law that’s unworkable for farmers. Legislation that would increase fuel and energy costs. Bills that would allow a patchwork of local ag regulations.

Put them together and it’s a harrowing game of FarmCrush where Oregon farmers and ranchers are the big losers. Tell legislators not to play FarmCursh and help OFB explain the cumulative effect that more and more expensive regulations will have on Oregon agriculture.

See the Don’t Play #FarmCrush video – and share it online!

Download the FarmCrush handout – and give it to your legislators!

On February 1, the first day of the 2016 Oregon Short Legislative Session, Farm Bureau members were given a rundown of these “FarmCrushing” bills and were urged to share Oregon agriculture’s perspective with lawmakers.



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