ENTERPRISE—Today, Oregon Farm Bureau announced their sole endorsement of Todd Nash in the Republican primary for Oregon Senate District 29. Oregon Farm Bureau is Oregon’s largest general agriculture advocacy organization, representing nearly 6,500 member families engaging in agriculture, all farm sizes, production methods, and commodities.

“Having someone like Todd in the legislature will be invaluable. Not only does he understand the culture of agriculture and rural Oregon, he also understands the business of agriculture which too often is overlooked by policymakers,” said Angi Bailey, Oregon Farm Bureau President. “He has a proven track record of leadership and advocacy on behalf of Oregon’s farming and ranching communities. Oregon Farm Bureau is happy to offer him our support.”

Nash has worked in timber, farming, and ranching in Wallowa County all his life, and his experience with natural resources comes first-hand. It has driven his passion for advocacy at every level from county, regional, state, and federal, to ensure our government does not get in the way of families and natural resource leaders from earning their living, their way.

He was elected as Wallowa County Commissioner in 2016 and is the Immediate Past President of Oregon Cattlemen’s Association. In addition, he has been active with Association of Oregon Counties as Co-Chair of the Natural Resource Committee and on the Public Lands Committee at National Association of Counties. He is the immediate past Co-Chair of the Wallowa County 4/H FFA Fair livestock Sale where he served for 15 years.

His work in the community has been acknowledged often. He has received the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of The Year Award, Wallowa County Cattlemen of the Year and Honorary Cattlemen of The Year, the American Forest Resource Council’s Tillicum Award and many others.

Nash has been active with the state legislature going back to 2010 helping to shape many state policies within farming, timber, ranching and natural resource issues. Most recently during the 2023 legislative session, he was instrumental in the passing of Senate Bill 955 which created the Oregon Agri-Stress Hotline, a crisis helpline for Oregon’s agricultural and forestry communities.

Nash and his wife of 33 years, Angie, own and operate their ranch Nash Natural Beef out of Enterprise.