L – R: Rep. Bobby Levy (Echo – Sheep and Mixed Cropping), Rep. Vikki Breese Iverson (Prineville – Cattle Ranch), Rep. Mark Owens (Burns – Hay Farm), Rep. Anna Scharf (Dallas – Seed Farm and Vineyard), Rep. Jami Cate (Lebanon – Grass Seed Farm)
THIS IS THE YEAR WE CAN CHANGE IT ALL. With your contribution of $250, $500, $1000, or more we can hold our own against the incredible power of special interest groups and unions who have a stranglehold on Oregon’s Legislative priorities.
Outlawing meat production practices – making it animal abuse
Putting a gas tax on off-road diesel sales – adding 38 cent cost per gallon
Bans on natural gas/propane – limiting the efficiency of nurseries and processors
Limits to CAFO operational abilities and citing
3% excise taxes on tires
Reductions to Oregon’s Right to Farm Act
Increased Inheritance Tax – further jeopardizing the survival of multi-generational farms
Elimination of protections under Exclusive Farm Use (EFU) zoning
Water wars failing to prioritize the needs of ag producers
Ban on diesel by 2028 and increased gas taxes.
Free health care costing $22 billion to Oregon’s businesses & taxpayers
Carbon emission taxing based on increasing sequestration thresholds
Privilege taxes – extra tax on off-road vehicles, heavy and light-duty trucks
CAT tax – a compounding sales tax on everything we buy and at every link in the supply chain adding extra cost burden on top of runaway inflation
Ag overtime – radical administrative changes costing farms & ranches thousands more every year
Water shut-offs and degradation of water rights
Heat rules and chemical bans
Paid Family Medical Leave—another cost burden placed on businesses eroding razor-thin profit margins
Increased wolf and predator protections – leaving our herds devastated
Massive over-regulation and agency rule-making hurting our industry–with little to no industry input
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