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WE’RE CELEBRATING OUR 90th ANNIVERSARY!

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Learn about the History of Oregon Wheat and the OWGL

Raffle for a Commemorative 90th Anniversary Big Henry Rifle – call the OWGL office at 541-276-7330 to buy your tickets!

Oregon Wheat Features and Updates

The Latin American Buyers’ Conference was held in Portland June 21-24:

Here are a few video highlights of the Conference and Farm Tour:

Oregon Farm Tour – Padget Farm

Wheat Marketing Center Feature

Export Markets are Important

Conference Overview

 

 

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Upcoming Grower Events

November 9-12SAVE THE DATE!  Tri-State Grain Growers Convention –  Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Statewide Wheat Marketing Education Series via Polycom – will resume in the fall. Check back for details!


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

Latest News

National Association of Wheat Growers Farm Bill Survey

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is seeking input from wheat growers about current Farm Bill programs.  In order to prepare for the process to develop the 2018 Farm Bill, NAWG needs input from farmers about the importance of the range of Farm Bill programs, their effectiveness, and changes that might be needed.

To start this Farm Bill policy priority process, NAWG has developed an online survey to hear directly from NAWG members, state associations and friends about the current Farm Bill.   What programs have you signed up for, ARC, PLC, SCO, CSP, etc. and how do they work?  What are wheat growers lacking, and where should NAWG focus on making improvements?

This fall, NAWG will be working through their committees and board of directors, and the aggregate data gathered from this will be shared with the committees to help shape their discussions.  To be clear, this survey is not intended to circumvent the development of policy recommendations from state associations like the OWGL; rather, the intent for this survey to help guide discussions at the state level and through the full NAWG board.  I can assure you that the League Board will use the results from the survey to help us set policies and priorities as well.

Please take 15 minutes to complete this online survey, which will be open for responses through December 15, 2016.

Together, we can make sure the next Farm Bill delivers meaningful polices for wheat growers.

If you are not able to access the survey via the links above, please copy and paste this web address into your browser:

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2958973/NAWG-Farm-Bill-Survey

Thank you in advance for your input.  It is critical that we hear from our growers to do the best job in representing you on the next Farm Bill.

Blake Rowe

CEO, Oregon Wheat

Governor Brown Appoints Katy Coba Oregon Chief Operating Officer and Director of the Department of Administrative Services follow link for details.

Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus in Idaho Cereal Crops – Malheur County Extension

USW Farmer Directors Install New Officers at Summer Board Meeting

GE Wheat Plant Update

2016 Crop Up Dinner Series and Market Showcase – July thru August around the state

IMPORTANT ODOT UPDATE – USDOT/ODOT Announce new USDOT reporting method for Intrastate carriers

Guide to Farm Trucking in Oregon – online version  or request a hard copy from the OWGL office

OWGL Commemorates 90th Anniversary in 2016 with Gun Raffle 

Information on the Oregon Wheat PAC.


OWGL Members!  Your member benefit on SAIF policies renewing July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 increases to 15% (2014/15 rate was 8%.) Contact your SAIF Representative for details. Must carry a membership with OWGL in good standing to qualify and keep this discount. 

**NEW Benefit!** Mid-Columbia Producers and Supervised Fuels now offer a special fuel savings program benefit to OWGL members!