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 Upcoming Grower Events

GROWING FARMS - Successful Small Farm Management Course. First Time Offered in Eastern Oregon!
Four-Part Workshop Series: April 3, 10, 24: 5–8:30 p.m., April 19: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE – Oregon Wheat Foundation Golf Scramble is set for May 20th at the Pendleton Country Club.  Check your OWGL newsletter for the reg form, or click here.

Statewide Wheat Marketing Education Series – the meetings will resume in the fall of 2014, most likely in October.  Check back for details! (Sorry, no video tape of the February session is available)

 SAVE THE DATE!  2014 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention and OWGL Annual Membership Meeting, November 12-15 at Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA (across the Columbia from Hood River).

All Wheat Producers and industry supporters are invited and encouraged to attend OWGL events. RSVP is not required, but appreciated (except the annual convention). Watch your mailbox and/or inbox for details and RSVP information.

 Latest News

FARM BILL News and Updates

We will post relevant and timely information here as we receive it.  You can also visit www.usda.gov/farmbill. Economic Research Service has also launched a website highlighting some of the economic implications  of the new programs and provisions.

NAWG Participates in USDA Listening Session on Commodity Programs and Crop Insurance – April 3 - read the full list of comments here.

Ag Secretary Vilsack Announces Progress on 2014 Farm Bill Implementation

NAWG Announces Farm Bill Webinar, April 8th –
Introductory Letter from Blake Rowe, CEO, Oregon Wheat
Recorded Webinar 

USDOT – FMCSA Now Requires Biennial Update

OSU Announces Interview Schedules for two vacant positions at CBARC - wheat growers are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

Candidates for the Director position
Candidates for the Weed Scientist position
Candidate Schedules – Weeds Scientist – CBARC
Candidate Schedules – Weeds Scientist – OSU Campus

Greg Walden urges FDA to reconsider rule that could harm Oregon brewers, ranchers  http://www.owgl.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/LetterFDABrewersRanchers.m4a

New Network Launches for Transitioning Farmers, by Oregon Tilth

OWC Grower Workshop a Popular Event

USDA RMA Announces 2014 Projected Prices and Additional Price Elections – Spring crops