Battle Over GMOs Continues

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Battle over a ban of genetically modified organisms in the Rogue Valley is a hot election issue. Farmers on both sides continue to reach out to voters in an effort to impact the outcome. Today, the Jackson County Cattlewomen’s Association is teaming up with the Stockman’s Association to urge voters to … Continue reading »

Citizens Group Reviews GMO Ban

MEDFORD, Ore. — A group of citizens is reviewing the Jackson County Ballot Measure regarding a possible GMO ban. The “Citizens Initiative Review” has been helping Oregonians decide statewide ballot measures for the last four years, but this is the first time the group is being applied to a local measure. The group, which contains … Continue reading »

GMO Free Jackson County Rally

MEDFORD, Ore. — People who want to ban Genetically Modified Crops, or GMOs, are gearing up for their campaign efforts tonight. Two different groups are teaming up to open a downtown headquarters for the cause. Shortly, supporters will file into the new campaign headquarters in the Woolworth Building in Medford. The launch party will rally … 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‚Äôs 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 »