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December is Census Time for Oregon Farmers and Ranchers

The most ambitious and important agricultural survey of all is getting underway in Oregon and the rest of the fifty states as the 2017 Census of...

Take the Luck Out of the Office Potluck Party This Season

Hopefully, good tidings and good cheer will this year translate into good food and good health. Tis’ the season for office parties and potlucks, and the...

Hermiston to Be Site of Food Safety Training for Farmers

Oregon farmers who haven’t yet heard of the Food Safety Modernization Act and its acronym, FSMA, will likely soon become quite familiar with the nationwide effort...

Umatilla County Among 4 to Receive Wolf Grants from ODA

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has awarded an additional $68,531 to four counties to be used for implementing livestock management techniques or non-lethal wolf deterrent techniques designed...

Exotic Wood Boring Beetles Knocking on Oregon’s Door

It’s been 20 years since the Oregon Department of Agriculture placed its first traps for exotic wood boring insects in the vicinity of a railroad tie...

New Program & Commission to Protect Oregon Ag Heritage

From protecting agricultural lands using easements and covenants, to helping farmers and ranchers keep their operation in the family through succession planning, the newly...

National Farm to School Month Highlights Local Producers

Oregon’s farm to school efforts are among the strongest in the nation, bolstered by local farmers, ranchers, fishers, and food processors who have worked...

Can Do: Take Safety Precautions When Home Canning

Families have been home canning for generations and the practice remains popular, especially with more people planting backyard vegetable gardens. But more home canning...

Computers Remain a Key Business Tool for Oregon Farms

Modern day farmers and ranchers increasingly rely on computers and other technological advances to help run their operations. That’s especially true for those in Oregon....

Advice on Flea Control

The recent heat wave in Oregon is a reminder that the dog days of summer have arrived along with the potential for flea activity. The Oregon...

Be Aware, But Enjoy the State Fair

For the balance of the summer, Oregon’s county fair season will bring together people, animals, and food– a combination that is supposed to lead...

Displaying the Fruits of Labor

Oregon is a veritable cornucopia, producing a “horn of plenty” filled with high quality tree fruit, berries, and a type of nut not grown...

Making Summer Outdoor Cooking Safe & Savory

Now that summer has arrived, Oregonians are likely to do a lot more outdoor cooking and eating. The potential for food borne illness increases...

Pollinator Protection Activities Create a Buzz About Bees in Oregon

National Pollinator Week, June 19-25 this year, celebrates bees and other pollinators while also providing opportunities for all Oregonians to engage in activities centered...

Wet Weather Slowing Down Ag – Except for Here

As May draws to a close, it comes as no surprise to Oregonians that spring 2017 has generally been cooler and wetter than average....

Local Farms Helping Fight Against Hunger

For several months, employees of the Oregon Department of Agriculture have volunteered some of their own time to repack produce or sort pallets of...

ODA Awards Wolf Grant Funds to Counties

Umatilla County is one of 10 in the state to receive funding to compensate for livestock losses caused by wolves. The Oregon Department of Agriculture...

Sierra Nevada Red Fox Captured in Oregon

A Sierra Nevada red fox (SNRF) was captured and radio-collared in Deschutes County this week, a first for Oregon wildlife biologists researching this rare...

ODA Offers Home-Use Pesticide Tips

As the weather warms this spring, Oregonians will increasingly emerge from inside their homes. Spring has arrived and homeowners are gearing up for yard...

From Farm to Science

Food is a part of life that we all share, a common and familiar topic that doesn’t need an explanation about its importance. As...

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