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.  

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    Legislative Update

    Jun 12, 2017 -

    Make Monsanto and Scotts Pay
    Don’t let Scotts walk away scott free again like they are in Malheur county after their Genetically Engineered (GE) bent grass escaped and harmed both farmers and the county. Why should farmers and the county taxpayers have to pay for patent holder's negligence and faulty products when they escape and contaminate farmers’ fields and public waterways?

    HB 2739-1 (dash-1) is a bill to protect from the financial losses due to contamination from GE crops by holding the patent holders financially responsible for the damages they cause to others. Oregon has no rules or regulations to protect us from unwanted GE contamination.

    Take action now and tell our elected officials to support HB 2739-1 (dash-1) before the session comes to a close.

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The latest

Jun 09, 2017 - Our Annual Seed to Table Dinner will be Saturday, August 19 at 6 pm at Salant Family Ranch in Jacksonville, Oregon.  Smithfield's Restaurant of Ashland will gather foods and flavors from the Rogue valley to prepare a four-course dinner paired with local ...
May 05, 2017 - Jackson County 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 market rese...
Apr 30, 2017 - Celebrate seeds with 10% off the award-winning SEED: The Untold Story! Use code OFFSEED to get your...

"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.