Griff Highlights The Importance Of Advocacy Efforts During The Pandemic

The pandemic has made many aspects of life more challenging for the farming community, but advocacy does not have to be one of those. Brad Griff Executive Director of the Idaho Sugarbeet Growers Association, said they were scheduled to meet up with fellow growers from across the country a few weeks ago to talk with […]

Farm, Food Workers Lagging When It Comes To COVID Vaccinations

Despite being hard hit by COVID-19 infections throughout this pandemic, food and farm workers continue to find it challenging to get the coronavirus vaccination. Professor Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern, a food justice expert at Syracuse University, acknowledges there are many populations interested in the vaccine, including the elderly, teachers and other essential workers. But she noted, without […]

Oregon’s Iverson Selected To Chair AFBF YF&R

Jon Iverson was recently elected chair of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s National Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. The Woodburn-area farmer says he’s excited to have the opportunity to represent Oregon and all of the west. “YF&R has been really important to me just because it gives an opportunity to grow young members, give them […]

Howard: Voters Need To Understand Issues Impacting Local Farmers

Decisions made in the November election will have a direct impact on the farming industry, locally, statewide and nationally for years to come, so its important voters are educated on the issues facing farm country before they cast their ballot. That is one of the many reasons a group of Washington farmers recently launched iEativote.com, […]

NFU Fly-In Moves On-Line

The National Farmers Union is hosting their annual fall legislative fly-in this week, but thanks to the pandemic, the event has moved on-line. NFU President Rob Larew said farmers are facing a long list of challenges in 2020. “Between low commodity prices, corporate control of the food industry, chronic overproduction, global trade disputes, underfunded infrastructure, […]