OCA Encouraging Producers To Renew Membership, Consider Joining

The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association is encouraging producers across the state to renew membership in their important organization. Tammy Dennee, Executive Director of the OCA said for producers who are not yet members, she encourages them to get involved at the next level. “We are on the front lines here in Oregon, dealing with issues of […]

Sharp: State Inspection Processing Would Help Rural Cattle Producers

For cattle producers across Oregon, one of the biggest challenges to overcome currently is the lack of meat inspection or procession options across the state.  However, a bipartisan bill approved in last year’s legislative session looks to address that. House Bill 4206 which took effect January 1st, 2021, authorized the state Department of Agriculture to […]

Sharp: Virtual Session Shows Problems With Rural Broadband

Both Oregon and Washington are conducting their current legislative sessions remotely because of ongoing coronavirus restrictions. And those remote efforts are highlighting, according to many in the agriculture community, the lack of rural broadband in lightly populated areas of the Northwest. Tom Sharp, President of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association says, yes, its 2021. But staying […]

OCA’s Sharp Optimistic About The Future

As the Ag community moves past the struggles and difficulties of 2020, the question of what the future holds in store becomes more and more important. Tom Sharp, President of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, said one of the chief issues the livestock industry will want addressed in 2021 and further down the road, the monopolistic […]

OCA: Walden Has Been An Amazing Individual

With a new Congress being sworn in next month, central and eastern Oregon will have a new representative in D.C. for the first time since the late 1990s. After 20 years in the House, Greg Walden announced earlier this year he would not seek reelection in 2020. To thank him for his service to the […]

Dennee: Entire Ag Community Stepped Up To Help Cattle Producers

2020 has been a challenging year for the farming community in a variety of ways, from the pandemic to the turbulent election and then the outbreak of massive wildfires Labor Day weekend. It’s in that environment that Tammy Dennee took over as the Executive Director of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association. Dennee, who replaced Jerome Rosa […]

Sharp: Delisting Of Wolf Great News For Oregon Cattle Producers

In late October, the Interior Department announced plans to remove the gray wolf from the Endangered Species List, and turn management over to the states and tribal government. Tom Sharp President of the Oregon Cattlemen’s association attended last month’s announcement, and said this is good news for local producers for a variety of reasons. He […]

State Cattle Groups Support Cattle Market Transparency Act

More than a dozen state cattle organizations, including the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, recently voiced their support for the Cattle Market Transparency Act. In a letter to Senate Agriculture Committee leadership, 16 state cattle groups say the bill “will aid in cattle market transparency for all producers.” Led by the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association, the group says, […]

Dennee Named New Executive Director Of OCA

The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association announced over the weekend the hiring of a New Executive Director. After several weeks of what the organization called a competitive interview process, Tammy Dennee has been selected to replace Jerome Rosa OCA head. Dennee is a lifelong Oregonian, born in Hood River, residing in Pendleton for twenty years, then moving […]

Rosa Says Goodbye to OCA, Northwest

After six years at the helm, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association Executive Director Jerome Rosa announced he’s leaving the organization, for a similar position in Arizona. Rosa said he’s sad to leave Oregon for, but he and his wife are being pulled to the Southwest. “We’ve been living in Oregon for 32 years now, we have our […]