So we have it, the 2017 Legislative Session has officially ended as of last week. The GE Liability Bill, Local Control and the Josephine County fix were never allowed to the floor for a vote despite getting testimony at the hearings and hundred of emails and calls. This is trulyRep.PaulHolvey@oregonlegislature.gov frustrating, but it's undeniable we are making progress!
With every session our attempts to educate those in the Capitol are making a difference and our legislators are understanding that we need to protect family farmers and their seed supply from the threats of GE contamination.
If you have the time, please do send your thanks to Rep. Paul Holvey, Rep. Pam Marsh, Rep. Phil Barnhart and Senator Lew Frederick who were true champions this legislative session. And a special thanks to each of you who took the time to write in, email, call and especially those who were able to make it to Salem in person!
Onward for the seeds!
Thank our Representatives and Senators protecting family farmers!