Walden Supports Farm Bill

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Representative Greg Walden says there are some important aspects to the Farm Bill that just passed the House. The bill gives disaster relief for farmers who lost crops or livestock because of wildfires or drought, and farmers agreed it’s especially important with the conditions this year. While it gives financial assistance … Continue reading »

Oregon Lawmakers Discuss Farm Bill

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Oregon officials are touting the benefits of the Farm Bill, which passed in the U.S. House earlier this week. The bill costs 100 billion dollars a year, for the next five years, ending direct payments to farmers and cutting the food stamp program. Representative Greg Walden and Jackson County Commissioner Doug … Continue reading »

State Passes “Farms to Schools” Funding

MEDFORD, Ore. — A bill that would help bring fresh local produce into school cafeterias sits at the governor’s desk awaiting his approval. It would be a continuation of a program that has been around for a few years in the Rogue Valley. The peppers, eggplant and tomatoes are far from their harvest date at … Continue reading »