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Upcoming Events

  1. Blue Mountain Chapter Executive Committee Meeting

    September 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. 4th Annual Barn Dance-Blue Mountain Chapter Fundraiser and Farm-to-Fork Dinner

    September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Health Care Action Team Meeting

    September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. ORA Board Meeting

    September 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  5. Oregon Rural Action 2014 Annual Gathering

    October 18 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Action Alerts

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 […]