God, Hope & Helping Others
On May 2nd 2014, family farmers from Jackson County took a brigade of 18 tractors through downtown Medford to show their support for county ballot measure 15-119, which would prevent the growing of genetically engineered crops in the county. Genetically engineered crops are a threat to family farmers because the pollen from these crops spread for miles and contaminate traditional crops on nearby farms. Once contaminated, family farmers are unable to sell or plant any seed produced from genetically engineered pollen under U.S. patent law. Also, many buyers simply will not buy seed or crops that have been contaminated with genetically engineered crops. Visit OurFamilyFarmsCoalition.org to learn more and support the campaign!