Our Family Farms

Protecting our farms, families and future

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Who We Are

The vision of Our Family Farms is simple -­ we work to create thriving communities and resilient food systems by promoting and protecting family farms and traditional seed from threats of genetically engineered crops.

Our Family Farms advocates for family farms and traditional crops & seeds, through the creation of agricultural zones free of genetically engineered crops.  

  • Featured Article

    Legislative Update on HB2469 & HB2739

    Mar 18, 2017 -

    We had two eventful hearings and are waiting for the results of our efforts. We are working behind the scenes to make sure both bills stay alive and get a chance to have a floor vote in the House and Senate.

    We will let you know as soon as it's time for more public action.

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The latest

Mar 18, 2017 - Eat at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Medford, Oregon on Thursday, April 6 from 11 am-10:30 pm, say you're supporting OUR FAMILY FARMS and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to us.   
Mar 15, 2017 - Celebrate seeds with 10% off the award-winning SEED: The Untold Story! Use code OFFSEED to get your discount and 25% of proceeds will be donated to Our Family Farms!
Mar 10, 2017 - Jackson County (Oregon) farmers are invited to participate in a seed purchasing and production survey conducted by Our Family Farms and the Southern Oregon Seed Growers Association.  The 5-minute survey is part of a larger USDA grant-funded ma...

"Eating is an agricultural act." ~ Wendell Berry

Mapping the Movement to Create GE-Free Seed Sanctuaries

The jurisdictions shown on this map have created GE-Free Seed Sanctuaries. Will the town, city, county, or state where you live be next?

 

*Josephine County, Oregon passed a ballot measure to ban the cultivation of genetically engineered crops (Measure 17-58) on May 20, 2014. It was approved by 58% of the voters. The county was subsequently sued by a couple of plaintiffs who claimed that the measure was preempted and invalidated by state law - SB 863. That court decision is currently pending appeal. See Oregonions for Safe Farms and Families for the latest updates. Our Family Farms supports the right of all farmers to protect themselves against the threat of genetically engineered crops.