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…like a farmer!

 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

REGISTER NOW!  Oregon Wheat Foundation Golf Scramble -Tuesday, May 5, Pendleton Country Club       Golf/Sole Survivor Registration   Sponsor Opportunities

Morrow Gilliam Golf Scramble – Wed, June 3, Willow Creek Golf Course, Heppner

SAVE THE DATE!  The 2015 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention will be held at the NEW Spokane Convention Center November 11-14

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

RMA -USDA Releases Crop Insurance Policy Data

Stripe Rust Forecast and Update

Reminder:  The deadline for filing claims against the settlement fund set up by Mandsanto, for damages to soft white wheat producers who sold wheat between 5/30/13 and 11/30/13, is March 31, 2015.  Claim form and information can be found via this link.   You must submit your Claim Form on line no later than Tuesday, March 31, 2015, or mail completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than Tuesday, March 31 2015.

Wheat Growers Present Industry Priorities to Legislators – View the 2015 Legislative Highlights for the League’s position on key bills.  Check back often for updates

Filing Deadline NearsMonsanto 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.

ODA - USDA trade official visits with Oregon exporters: Deputy Under Secretary Alexis Taylor gets the Oregon story in dialogue with local ag

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

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 .

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.

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.