Category: Advocacy

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Comment on Worker Protection Standard Rulemaking

By Arwen McGilvra – To Garnet Cooke at OR-OSHA, I am very concerned about the OR-OSHA WPS PROPOSAL. I am the fourth generation to live on my families Willamette Valley farm. The farm my great-grandfather bought after leaving the dust bowl in North Dakota. The farm my grandfather and grandmother struggled to keep going during…
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OWA is OPPOSED to Ban on Aerial Spraying

Oregon Women for Agriculture are opposed to Lincoln County ballot measure 21-177.  This letter to the editor was submitted to the Newport Times on February 21st by OWA Past President and Lincoln County resident, Deanna Dyksterhuis. To the Editor: The ballot measure language banning all aerial  spraying in Lincoln County is misleading. (Same for the…
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Seven Things You Should Know About Large Dairies

By Melinda Petersen, Marion-Clackamas Chapter – Oregon has 228 family dairy farms, ranging from fewer than 100 cows being milked each day to more than 30,000. Regardless of the size of the farm, there are certain values, standards and management practices that every Oregon dairy farmer has in common. It’s a misperception that larger farms…
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OWA Opposes Measure 97

Oregon Women for Agriculture opposes any additional taxes that would be burdensome to business owners, farmers, ranchers and the citizen of the state. Measure 97 has been billed as a way to make out of state businesses pay their fair share. However, that is not the case. It will affect many Oregon businesses, and ultimately all…
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OREGON WOMEN FOR AGRICULTURE OPPOSE THE PROPOSED OWYHEE MONUMENT

OWA is opposed to a National Monument being put in place without local input. Today many ranching families in Malheur County rely on the public grounds of what is proposed to be the Owyhee Canyon land monument.

Oregon Women For Ag Truck Wraps

AVAILABLE NOW applications for OWA’s signature billboard “Almost Everything Starts on a Farm or Ranch” is now available as a “truck wrap” available for semi tankers, van box trailers and grain trailers traveling major highways and interstates.