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  1. Blue Mountain Chapter Membership Meeting

    December 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Love your ORA Open House

    February 12, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Megantic Oil by Rails Explosion

Across America and Canada, oil train cars carrying crude oil have been exploding. In 2015, there has been an average of one accident every other month due to an increase in the amount of crude oil from shales across the Midwest and West being hydraulically-fracked and transported.

Rail lines carrying oil trains pass through La Grande, Baker City, Pendleton, Ontario and others along I-84. We have an opportunity to act to keep our communities safe. Contact Oregon Rural Action to find out about the hazards in your backyard!

ORA urges Senate to reject COOL repeal

  Oregon Rural Action joined with 141 diverse groups to deliver a letter on July 28 urging the U.S. Senate to reject both the efforts to repeal the country of origin labeling (COOL) law and to convert COOL into a voluntary labeling program for beef, pork and chicken.   The letter urges the Senate “to […]

Vote Yes on 92: 5 Reasons to vote yes for GMO Labeling! How can you help?

A few Reason’s to vote for GMO Labeling:
It’s all about giving consumers a choice in the grocery store, just like we label organics, nutrition facts, and Kosher Foods(even though it’s not relevant to many). 64 countries already require labels.

Long-awaited victory against Big Coal!

The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) denied a key permit necessary for Ambre Energy’s Morrow Pacific coal export proposal. Ambre’s dirty coal project would have sent hundreds of coal trains through the region, thousands of coal barges down the Columbia River, and further disrupted our climate with dangerous carbon pollution.

Governor Kitzhaber and Oregon state agencies listened to our broad and deep coalition from across the region and made the right choice.

Send a message to DSL Director Mary Abrams and Governor Kitzhaber today, and thank them for their leadership!

Farmer Input-Food Safety Modernization Act

CALLING ALL FARMERS! The FDA is planning to propose another version of the produce safety regulations under FSMA this summer.  To help prepare for the next round, we’ve put together a survey to get input from farmers and food producers on their current practices.  The information we collect will help us analyze the impact of […]

Crop Donation Tax Credit

A big THANK YOU to the Oregon Legislature The Oregon State Legislature closed the 2014 session late last Friday.  But before they went home the Crop Donation Tax Credit bill (SB 1541) was passed by the Oregon House with an unanimous vote!  It just needs a signature from the Governor and it will be the […]