Oregon Rural Action’s Annual Meeting & Fundraising Event 2017

Please join the Board of Directors in celebrating another successful year of community organizing and engagement at the Oregon Rural Action Annual Meeting. This year’s theme is: The Future of Rural America: Equity, Sustainability and Justice. For more information on cost, location, guest speaker and more, please click here.

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Nominations Sought for the ORA Board of Directors: Deadline September 1

If you are interested in helping to build and grow an exciting nonprofit, we want to talk with you about running for a position on the ORA Board of Directors. ORA is a unique membership-driven organization working to strengthen democratic processes, build community capacity to identify and take action on issues of community importance and to make rural Eastern Oregon economically and environmentally sustainable through diverse campaigns,...

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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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OSU Small Farm Course Registration Deadline March 28

For the first time, beginning farmers in Northeast Oregon will have access to the Successful Small Farm Management Course developed by Oregon State University. The four part series is designed for farmers in their first 5 years of farming, people seriously considering starting a farm business, and people considering major changes to their farm. The course will provide farmers with the tools and knowledge to manage the biological and financial...

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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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Banking on Oregon – How a State Bank Could Put Oregon Money to Work for Us

By Jared Gardner, Co-Chair of Oregonians for a State Bank In the wake of the Wall Street melt down, it may come as a surprise to the average Oregonian that our State still does the vast majority of its banking with the so-called “Too Big To Fail” banks on Wall Street.  Given the scale of the State’s banking needs, there has been little other choice. Recently, however, there has been a lot of talk about creating an Oregon State Bank –...

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