Ag campaign planned
Published: July 30, 2008
By ED MERRIMAN
Baker City Herald
Groups representing 20 commodities, ranging from cattle, wheat and grass seed to poultry, vegetables and fruit, are joining to produce one of the first industry-wide campaigns promoting awareness of issues facing Oregon's farmers and ranchers.
"This is an exciting time for agriculture. We are seeing a unity that hasn't always been there across commodity lines," said Geoff Horning, executive director of the Agri-Business Council of Oregon.
"We are facing some complex issues in a very challenging environment. Farmers and ranchers are concerned about the long-term future of agriculture in Oregon, as far as being a sustainable economic industry," Horning said.
"We are looking to develop a campaign to educate and engage urban Oregonians about some of the key ag issues in our state," Horning said. Read More
Congratualtions to Oregon agriculture for getting together to tell their story. It doesn’t matter how rural or urban your state may be, I guarantee that there are people living in your community that don’t understand what production agriculture is about. That is why it is so important to get out and share what you do.