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Wheat Growers Present Industry Priorities to Legislators

Oregon wheat growers canvassed Legislative offices at the Capitol on February 13th to present their industry priorities and positions on key legislation during the 2015 Session. View the 2015 Legislative Highlights for the League’s position on these bills.

 Farm Bill Updates

ARC…PLC…SCO…Alphabet soup?  No, these are the new Farm Bill Programs.  Go HERE for the most timely and relevant information.  

 Upcoming Grower Events

Dunn Carney Water Summit – February 27, 2015 in Pendleton, Oregon

Family Farm Success Seminar- Austin Family Business Program – March 11, 2015

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

Wheat Growers Present Industry Priorities to Legislators

2-24-15 USDA extends deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program general sign-up

Dalton Henry Joins US Wheat Associates as Policy Director

2-6-15 NRCS reports record low snowpack in many basins across Oregon

NRCS Announces Program Funding for the National Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG))

Women in Agriculture Conference scheduled concurrently in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska February 21st .

Family Agricultural Management Transition workshops offered.

Reminder! If you contributed to the Oregon WheatPAC by December 31st, you qualify for the Oregon tax credit of up to $100 afforded on your 2014 tax return.  Contact your tax preparer for more information.

Monsanto Wheat Litigation Settlement Announced - Monsanto reached a settlement with soft white wheat farmers in the PNW. Click here for information and to file your claim if you sold SWW between May 30 and November 30, 2013.

OWGL Members!  Your member benefit on SAIF policies renewing July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 increases to 8%!  Contact your SAIF Representative for details. Must carry a membership with OWGL in good standing to qualify and keep this discount.