Well the day is finally here. The day that my husband and I stop coming to your mailbox via the thousands of flyers you have received about various issues. The day that the mudslinging, blue seed lies, and mom’s for marijuana finally all stop coming in through our TVs, Pandora, yahoo ads & hulu.
I won’t say that I’m not nervous. I think that there is a lot on the line, even though this is a midterm election. But no matter what the outcome, I do feel like we, as farmers, have taken the opportunity to get our voice out there. I hope that people really took the time to ponder what these measures are all about. I also hope that this will continue conversations in the future between farmers and our urban neighbors.
The conversation about GMO’s is a long one, it’s complicated and frustrating at times. But it’s a conversation that isn’t going away. I know that more than a few farmers have stepped up and shown that they can be a resource for people in the future. This is our industry and we have to take care of it, because those who want to control it don’t always have their hands in the dirt. So happy election day, and I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes…
Thanks to everyone who took the time to find out more on Measure 92, and thank you especially to those who voted No. I personally really appreciate it and I know that our industry does too! Now we wait…
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We’re turning in our ballots today with the same box checked as you….thanks to all of the producers who spent time on this issue, it hasn’t gone unnoticed.
Reblogged this on Under the Crown of Agriculture and commented:
Let’s keep talking about your questions tied to agriculture not just stopping on election day. And to all Oregonians, agriculture 10% – Nearly 10% of Oregon’s economy is related to agriculture when you add in transportation, marketing, warehousing and storage, and related services.
140,000 jobs – Approximately 1 in 12 Oregon jobs (140,000) are tied to the industry, with about 60,000 of these located on farms.
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