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 The Need is Great – You can Help

Farmers around the state can donate a portion – a bushel or an acre – of their harvest to the Farmers Ending Hunger Program. Wheat Growers can contribute bushels through the Bushels for Betsy Program at the time of sale to help fight hunger in Oregon.  YOU can make a cash donation to either program to aid in this fight.

 Farm Bill Programs

ARC…PLC…SCO…Alphabet soup?  No, these are the new Farm Bill Programs.  Go HERE for direct links to USDA Program information.  

 Upcoming Grower Events

davenport-conventioncenterhotel The 2015 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention will be held at the NEW Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, WA  November 11-15

Registration opens August 1st – click here to register for the convention.

 

 

Statewide Wheat Marketing Education Series - will resume in October. Thank you to all our presenters and growers who took the time from your schedule to attend the meetings this winter.


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

 Latest News

National Wheat Foundation offers 2015 photo contest

Wheat harvest video by UAV – Gavin Newtson

Korean Millers Visit PNW – USW Report 7-22-15

Senator Schrader Writes to Colleagues on GMOs 7-22-15

The Myth of Big Bad Gluten – NYT

More from Wheat Foods Council – gluten articles in the news:

For Many, Gluten Isn’t the Villian It Gets Cracked Up to Be and The Problem with David Perlmutter, the Grain Brain Doctor

RMA Announces Malting Barley Endorsement for 2016 and Beyond

Funding available to help Oregon landowners mitigate effects of drought

National Wheat Yield Contest Secures Additional First-Year Industry Partners

Information on the Oregon Wheat PAC.

Alphabet Soup- Acronyms for Agriculture.


OWGL Members!  Your member benefit on SAIF policies renewing July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 increases to 13% (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.