Miraculously, agriculture continues to thrive in Oregon. I say miraculously because farming and timber have been attacked at every level. And I say thank God for the fortitude of our farming community and all of the AG support groups and associations that are keeping this valuable Oregon industry strong.
But, agriculture can be even stronger if we allow them. Allow the responsible use of farm and timber practices that have been successfully used for generations--practices that built Oregon! And we must stop creating barriers to doing business and doing it profitably in a global market place.
We must also stop creating barriers to water rights, water use and water availability.