Farmers Speak Out on GMO Mapping Effort

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Jackson and Josephine Counties just placed bans on genetically modified crops, and now Oregon may become the first state in the country to map out GMO fields. Governor John Kitzhaber ordered the move last October, which would increase transparency among farmers in the state, helping to pinpoint the cause and location … Continue reading »

Anti-GMO Campaign Kicks Off

MEDFORD, Ore. — A couple months before Jackson County voters will decide whether to ban GMO’s, one group is kicking off its campaign to support the ban. The group, “Our Family Farms Coalition” is holding a launch party. They say they’re trying to rally volunteers and layout strategies ahead of the May election. The measure … Continue reading »

Oregon Lawmakers Introduce Bill on GMOs

ASHLAND, Ore. — A bill to regulate crops and seeds statewide is now on its way to Governor Kitzhaber’s desk. If the bill is signed into law, it would prohibit counties and cities counties from regulating genetically modified crops on their own. Jackson County is currently exempt from the bill because it has already qualified … Continue reading »