Gov. Brown addresses Farm Bureau Board

brnfbBy Oregon Farm Bureau,

Farm Bureau thanks Oregon Governor Kate Brown for speaking to the OFB Board of Directors on Sept. 14, 2016.

Governor Brown discussed her work with a variety of stakeholders to avoid a sage grouse listing via the national Endangered Species Act, her signing the bill this session to ratify the removal of the gray wolf from the state ESA, and her support of the TPP, which would open new markets for Oregon ag exports.

She also emphasized the importance of including rural voices on state boards, commissions, and in public policy development.

The governor took questions from Farm Bureau leaders on issues including Measure 97, a potential monument designation in the Owyhee Canyonlands, state agency appointments, labor-related legislation, water availability in the Klamath Basin, and the importance of protecting valuable farmland.

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