Our Family Farms

News from the Capitol

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News from the Capitol

We're back in the halls of the Capitol Building in Oregon to protect our family farmers and traditional seed supply!

Our Family Farms has strengthened our advocacy work for this 2017 legislative session. As part of a state wide collation, we have introduced two House Bills for this session. We'll be sending out an update soon on how you can help support this work.

HB 2469 gives back local control to communities in Oregon to make decisions on ways to protect themselves from the threats of GE contamination. Though Jackson county is now a GE free seed sanctuary, we want to create a path for other counties to follow suit - especially neighboring Josephine county, whose voters already passed a measure to do so but were then prohibited by SB 863. This is our chance to correct this injustice. SB 863 violated the social contract with Josephine county voters and the democratic process.

You can show your support for HB 2469 by signing I support Family Farmers House Bill 2469

HB 2739 holds the GE patent holder responsible for triple the damages done by their GE crops in a contamination event.