Our Klamath Basin
Upholding rural Americans' rights to grow food,
own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.
Oregon Farm Bureau
June 22, 2009
NEW Field Burning Ban Bill Introduced - SB 985
Senator Prozanski and Representative Holvey introduced a
last minute attempt to ban the use of field burning as a
management tool. SB 985, which is actually a referral out
to Oregon voters, would ban field burning, burning of
stacks or piles and propane flaming of grass or grain
crops in the Willamette Valley and allow the Environmental
Quality Commission to designate additional areas of
critical concern where burning would be banned.
polls have shown that majority of Oregonians support
Oregon agriculture and their management practices.
However to fight the ballot measure and preserve
agriculture practices, it is going to be an expensive and
unnecessary ballot measure campaign funded on the backs of
Oregon family farmers.
528-B, the other field burning ban bill, will be voted on
by the Senate this week. We are expecting to see the bill
pass the Senate, but as long as the grassroots continue to
contact their Representatives, believe there are not the
votes in the House.
contact your legislator today and ask them to
Link to SB 985 not yet available
Tuesday June 23, 2009 02:47 AM Pacific
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