Save OUR Agriculture Industry

On June 8, 2021, Governor Brown issued Executive Order 21-12 declaring an emergency drought for Jefferson County.    Since that time severe water shortages have cut short agricultural production in Jefferson County and caused severe economic damage to Jefferson County Farmers and Ranchers.  On July 7, 2021, the North Unit Irrigation District requested $30 Million in disaster relief for those impacted by the severe drought.  This relief can be made possible from Oregon HB 5006 which contains funding opportunities for recovery for those impacted by natural disasters. 

 

We are asking each resident of Jefferson County to assist their community by signing this petition to the Governor asking the state to provide funding assistance for Jefferson County Farmers and Ranchers impacted by drought.  Without your help, the regional economy in Central Oregon will be dealt a severe economic blow.