Don't let Canola Destroy the Willamette Valley: Support HB 2427!
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Don't let Canola Destroy the Willamette Valley: Support HB 2427!

    1. Petition by

      FRIENDS OF FAMILY FARMERS

The Willamette Valley is the heart of Oregonʼs lucrative specialty seed, fresh market vegetable, clover, and organic industries. It is recognized for having unique a climate and the perfect conditions which have allowed these industries to thrive. The Willamette Valley should be preserved and protected for these special purposes from the pest, weed and cross-contamination risks from canola.

Allowing canola production in the Willamette Valley protected district would undermine this world-renowned resource, and the Valley’s economically important vegetable seed production industry, and large network of vegetable growers as well as our local food supply.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture made a major mistake by abruptly changing the rules to open up significant portions of the Willamette Valley to canola earlier this year, abandoning its long-standing and science-backed protections that prevented canola from contaminating the Willamette Valley, while acknowledging that canola production has destroyed other areas that once grew vegetable seed.

Canola can be, and is, grown in most of the rest of Oregon.  Let’s keep it that way.  

By signing this petition, you are asking your Oregon State Legislators to support HB 2427 and restore protections from canola to our one-of-a-kind Willamette Valley.

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Al Stirpe responds:

      Al Stirpe

      Thank you for contacting the office of Representative Margaret Doherty with your support for HB 2427. It is important that we work to protect Oregon’s agriculture industry. Thank you again for your suggestions on how to best accomplish th...


    3. Decision-maker Sara Gelser responds:

      Sara Gelser

      Thank you all so much for speaking out in support of HB 2427-- or more specifically Oregon's specialty seed farmers.

      I am proud to be a chief co-sponsor of HB 2427, and am pleased that we have secured a hearing this Tuesday, March 19...


    4. Reached 100 signatures

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    • larry evans ROSEBURG, OR
      • 11 months ago

      because "It Is" important!!!!!

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    • Suzanne Field KLAMATH FALLS, OR
      • about 1 year ago

      This is so important! We need to protect our fertile valley. This will contaminate our seed grower's crops. It has been banned for years and should stay that way!

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    • Claire McGee NEWPORT, OR
      • about 1 year ago

      I don't want to be forced to eat GMO crops / I want food my grandmother would recognize...

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    • Lucas Nebert EUGENE, OR
      • about 1 year ago

      Support farmers over big business and I promise it will pay off in the long run!

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    • Kendra Weeks OAKLAND, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      I believe that the Agribusiness monocultures that are dominating the landscape in much of this Country are compromising the ecological as well as economic strength and stability that comes from diversity.

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