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Stanfield Farm Receives $61,000 Farm-to-School Program Grant

Aichele Farms in Stanfield is one of six recipients of a farm-to-school program grant. The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) recently announced the six awardees...

Oregon Releases Top 20 Agriculture Commodities List for 2019

Agriculture remains vital to Oregon’s economy. The state is home to more than 37,200 farms and ranches and with the commercial fishing industry, the...

State Allowing Free Fishing Throughout Oregon Feb. 15-16

It’s free to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon during President’s Day Weekend, Feb. 15-16. During these two days, no fishing licenses or tags...

Celebrate Oregon Agriculture This Weekend at SAGE Center

The public is invited to Celebrate Oregon Agriculture at the SAGE Center this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24-25. The free family-friendly event is presented...

Oregon’s Minimum Known Wolf Count Up 10 Percent from Last Year

State wildlife biologists counted 137 wolves in Oregon this past winter, a 10 percent increase over last year’s count of 124, according to the Oregon...

SAGE Center to Celebrate Oregon Agriculture on Friday, Saturday

The public is invited to attend Celebrate Oregon Agriculture, a free family-friendly program presented by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) at...

West Nile Virus Detected in County

Umatilla County officials report that West Nile virus has been detected in three mosquito samples trapped in Umatilla County. The mosquitoes were captured the week...

Bees are Buzzing Again and Oregon Has Plan to Keep Them...

National Pollinator Week (June 18-24) in Oregon was a huge success in 2018, according to the Oregon Department of Agriculture, with over 20 events...

Oregon Ag Board to Hold Quarterly Meeting in Hood River June...

The Oregon Department of Agriculture proposed budget, Specialty Crop Block Grant project updates, Northwest fruit, and the China Trade Mission update are all on...

State Agriculture Community Buzzing About Oregon Bee Project

Growers across Oregon are recognized for their bee-friendly practices. With over 200 specialty crops grown in a state already characterized by its rich diversity...

Seven Days, Seven Message for National Agriculture Week in Oregon

Oregonians and citizens across the United States have a chance to say thank you to the nation’s farmers and ranchers this coming week. Once again, Oregon...

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...

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