For Immediate Release
April 15, 2019
Oregon legislators need to step up and help save our farms
Kelley Beamer, Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts: 503-719-4732, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerome Rosa, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association: 503-361-2293, Jerome.Rosa@orcattle.com
Dylan Kruse, Sustainable Northwest: 303-328-7524, email@example.com
Mary Anne Nash, Oregon Farm Bureau: 541-740-4062, firstname.lastname@example.org
New data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that Oregon lost 340,000 acres of farmland from 2012-2017, more than three times the number of acres lost from 2007-2012 (98,000 acres). Since 1997, Oregon has lost nearly 10 percent of its farmland (9.6 percent).