Eastern Oregon Ag Summit Features Regional Leaders in Water Planning

Leaders in Eastern Oregon water resources planning provided an overview of the region’s efforts to address water quality, water rights and place-based planning at Dunn Carney’s Eastern Oregon Ag Summit, held February 23 in Pendleton.

Guest speakers included Doug Woodcock, Deputy Director of Oregon Water Resources District; J.R. Cook, Director of Northeast Oregon Water Association; and Jed Hassinger, representing the Union County Farm Bureau.  Dunn Carney water law attorney Kate Moore, leader of the firm’s Environmental Team, provided background on the issues and served as emcee.

Columbia River and wind turbines along I-84Additional Eastern Oregon Ag Summit topics included “Guidance for Farmers and Ranchers in Negotiating Energy Contracts,” presented by Dunn Carney energy and business attorney Ashlee Espaillat, and “Responding to Sexual Harassment Claims on the Farm”, presented by Dunn Carney litigator Elizabeth Knight.

The Eastern Oregon Ag Summit is the Ag Team’s  free, half-day conference that provides farmers, ranchers, processors and retailers with an overview of regional regulatory and resource developments, legal issues, and best practices in the agriculture industry.

Key to the event’s success were participating organizations, including Northeast Oregon Water Association, Oregon Aglink, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, Oregon Dairy Farmers Association, Oregon Farm Bureau Federation, Oregon Water Coalition, Oregon Wheat Growers League and Umatilla-Morrow Farm Bureau Federation.