Category: Advocacy

OWA Members Oppose Raising Oregon’s Minimum Wage: Jana’s Story

Oregon Women for Agriculture opposes raising Oregon’s minimum wage. OWA members share the reasons why they are personally opposed to raising Oregon’s minimum wage.  Oregon Rancher & OWA member Jana Kittredge submitted the below testimony to the Oregon Legislature in opposition.  Dear Senator Whitsett, We would like to share the impacts that a minimum wage…
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“Have You Thanked a Blade of Grass Today?”

Circa 1972, Oregon Women for Ag made a video called “Have You Thanked a Blade of Grass Today?” The goal was to tell the story of Oregon’s Willamette Valley’s top crop, Grass Seed.

OSU PhD Student & OWA Member on Why 2-89 is a Bad Idea

Dear Oregon Women for Agriculture, I attended the Gazette-Times forum on Measure 2-89 on April 29th, 2015. It was standing room only, packed with community members, farmers, academics, and everyone in between. I stood in the back of the 80 degree room with Dona Coon. Mary King and Stephanie Hampton of Benton Food Freedom spoke…
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Oregon Women for Agriculture Opposes Raising Oregon’s Minimum Wage

Oregon Women for Agriculture opposes raising Oregon’s minimum wage. Oregon Women for Agriculture (OWA) was founded in 1969 and is an all-volunteer organization that works to see that agricultural interests are heard and dealt with fairly.  OWA’s members include farmers, ranchers, foresters and other individuals who have an interest in promoting the importance of today’s…
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2015 Oregon Women for Agriculture Legislative Priorities

Oregon Women for Agriculture had their February State Board meeting at the Capitol. Afterwards OWA Legislative committee members went around and visited legislators. The committee handed out a save the date to OWA Auction, a cd with our Celebrate Oregon Agriculture videos and a letter explaining our legislative priorities.

Oregon Women for Agriculture signs joint coalition letter to urge President Obama to help with the West Coast Port Crisis

Oregon Women for Agriculture has signed a letter along with many other agricultural organizations and associations to urge President Obama to help negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) to avoid a shutdown of the West Coast Ports. See letter below and read AgTC Press Release.