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National FFA Week Being Celebrated Throughout the State of Oregon

While National FFA Week is being celebrated across the country, the Board of Agriculture got a chance to hear about the great work being done in...

Local Farmers Among Top 3 in State for Vegetable Production

When you were growing up, your mom probably told you to eat your vegetables. If those vegetables were grown in Oregon, she likely was doing you...

ODA: Motorists in Oregon Generally Receive Good-Quality Gasoline

In general, motorists in Oregon can be confident they are getting good gasoline and diesel, based on Oregon Department of Agriculture statistics for 2017. Routine ODA inspections this past year,...

ODA Director Sees Opportunities for Agriculture Industry in 2018

Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Alexis Taylor has nearly completed her first year on the job with a feeling of excitement and opportunity for 2018. Given her...

Swine Disease Keeps Oregon Animal Health Officials Busy

Animal health officials in Oregon and other states are keeping busy as they deal with Seneca Valley Virus, an emerging disease showing up in swine. The...

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....

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