Farmers move against GMO law

Farmers push for county by county decision on GMOs.

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A law doing that will be introduced in the upcoming session.

“At a local level, we as a community know what our agricultural needs are better than they do in Salem,” Elise Higley said. “I think it makes more sense for us to decide these things.”

But the agricultural interests that worked to pass the bill, including the Oregon Farm Bureau, plan to strongly oppose any change to the “pre-emption” law, as it was called at the time.

“We want to preserve the right of farmers to make decisions on their own farms, without every single entity in the state getting to determine what farmers can and can’t raise on their farms,” said farm bureau president Barry Bushue.


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