ORA Statement in Opposition to the Pruitt, Puzder, and Tillerson Nominations

The Trump administrations pick to head The Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has been a key architect of the legal battle against climate change policies. Mr. Pruitt is a longtime close ally of the fossil fuel industry, believes that climate change is a hoax, believes the Clean Power Act is a “war on coal” and has vowed to “cancel” the Paris Accords. The administration pick to head the Department of Labor, Andy Puzder, is...

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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 defend consumers’ right to know where their food comes from and the ability of farmers and ranchers to proudly identify their...

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Kickstart the Baker Market!

The Baker Farmers' Market is raising funds through Kickstarter. Support good food, the good people who grow it and the wonderful place they sell it to you! Donate by 3PM Saturday, Sept 22. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1701750537/baker-city-farmers-market

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ORA members form Health Care Reform Action Team

ORA members organize for health care for all ORA members have been hosting presentations, speakers and dialog about the state of our health care system since early 2011. Now members have formed the Health Care Reform Action Team. The team has exciting events scheduled for members interested in health care issues. We hope you will join us! Wednesday August 15, 7 PM—homemade ice cream and pie social at the home of Cheryl Simpson Whitaker and...

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Kick Up Your Heels at a Barn Dance Fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2011 Contact: Teresa Roark 541-975-2411 or teresa@oregonrural.org Kick Up Your Heels at a Barn Dance Fundraiser What do you get when you mix foot-stomping music and a beautiful old barn? A barn dance. No joke. On Saturday, July 16th Oregon Rural Action is hosting their inaugural summer Barn Dance. The event will feature a chili feed, live dessert auction, and three area bands. Beer from Mt Emily Ale House as well...

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Growing Local Food Business in Eastern Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2011 Contact: Nella Parks, Oregon Rural Action nella@oregonrural.org or 541-975-2411 Growing Local Food Business in Eastern Oregon This summer a new project is bringing together local producers, organizations and others to continue building our local food and agricultural system. Oregon Rural Action was recently awarded a $24,000 grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust for a Growing Local Food Business Initiative. This...

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