Senate Bill 863, Seed Preemption passed both the house and the senate this past week!! It is headed to the Governor’s desk! I can’t tell you how much this meant to me as a farmer here in Oregon! As I have written in the past couple of weeks, this goes a long way in showing that our state believes in helping farmers utilize tools in the future to feed this ever growing world!! All the while protecting us from regulations county by county and keeping 1 Department of Agriculture in Oregon, not 36!
Here are the two blog posts from the weeks past….
Thanks to our Governor who allowed this to be in the special session package to begin with, legislators who worked on getting this passed, all our hard working lobbyists, to those who contacted their legislators, testified, and spoke out on how important this issue is, not just for farmers, but for our state!