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OAHP—End of 2019 session, we need your help

By Kelley Beamer / June 4, 2019
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It’s the final push of the session and we need funding for policy solutions that protect OAHP—farm and ranch lands with high conservation value. Here’s how you can help.

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Faces of the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program – Jim Bob Collins

By Gordon Levitt / April 26, 2019
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Nearly 200 miles away from the hubbub of the State Capitol, Jim Bob Collins runs an 18,000+ acre cattle ranch near Mitchell, Oregon. Table Mountain […]

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New data show Oregon has lost farmland every year since 1997

By Mike Running / April 15, 2019
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For Immediate Release April 15, 2019 Oregon legislators need to step up and help save our farms Contact: Kelley Beamer, Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts: […]

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C2 Ranch. Photo Credit: Thomas Kirchen

OAHP to Ways and Means

By Gordon Levitt / March 27, 2019
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OAHP on to Ways & Means! Next steps Good afternoon Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program supporters, Exciting news! Yesterday, the House Committee on Agriculture and Land […]

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OWEB Approves OAHP Rules

By Kelley Beamer / January 15, 2019
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For Immediate Release January 15, 2019 State Board Approves Administrative Rules For Oregon’s New Agricultural Heritage Program To Protect Important Farm And Ranch Lands. Contact:Kelley […]

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On September 19, 2017, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed the OAHP legislation, supporting working lands protections for our state’s farmers and ranchers. Pictured include Chief co-sponsors Rep. Brian Clem (center) and Rep. Brad Witt (fourth from right). The others pictured represent the key organizations who crafted the legislation: Jerome Rosa from the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, Kelley Beamer with the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts, Meta Loftsgaarden with the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Dylan Kruse with Sustainable Northwest, Mary Ann Cooper with the Oregon Farm Bureau, Jason Miner and Laurie Aunan with the Governor’s Office, and Jim Desmond from the The Nature Conservancy.

Governor Signs OAHP

By Kelley Beamer / September 25, 2017
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Governor Kate Brown Signs Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program Salem, Oregon (September 19, 2017): At a signing ceremony today, Governor Kate Brown put her support behind […]

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