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New State Meat Inspection Program Will Combat Delays, Lower Prices

Oregon meat eaters are likely to have access to more local beef and other products and at cheaper prices with a new program that...

USDA Approves Oregon for a State Meat Inspection Program

As of Thursday, Oregon becomes the first state on the West Coast approved to operate a state meat inspection program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...

DEQ Launches Tool to Improve Public Access to Water Quality Data

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has released a new online tool that will give the public greater access to water quality monitoring data....

Entire Oregon Coast Now Open For Razor Clam Harvesting

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce the opening of razor clam harvesting on the...

Fish for Free in Oregon This Weekend

Fishing is free in Oregon the first weekend in June on Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5. Everyone can fish, clam and crab for free...

State Ag Department Bringing Awareness of Invasive Weeds

Gov. Kate Brown has proclaimed May 15-21, 2022, to be “Oregon Invasive Weed Awareness Week” and the Oregon Department of Agriculture wants to partner...

Oregon Ag Department Launches Disaster Assistance Program

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) has launched the Oregon Disaster Assistance Program (ODAP) for farmers and ranchers who suffered financial losses during one...

$2 Million in Grants Available to Expand Meat Processing Industry

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director Alexis Taylor announces the launch of a six-week application period for the new Oregon Meat Processing Infrastructure...

ODA Now Accepting Proposals for Priority Noxious Weed Grants

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is now accepting proposals for the 2022 Priority Noxious Weed Grant. Priorities for grants include: Aquatic or Riparian Weed...

ODA Announces Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Winners

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have announced the second round of Oregon Specialty Crop Block Grant Program...

ODA Launches Website to Help Oregon Food, Beverage Companies

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) has launched a new business resource website that serves agricultural producers and small to mid-sized food and beverage...

New State, Possible World Record Mt. Whitefish Caught on Deschutes River

Alex Dietz of Bend was fly fishing with an egg pattern on the Deschutes River outside Warm Springs on Dec. 19, 2021 when he...

ODA Receives Approval on Plan to Regulate Hemp Production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) plan to regulate hemp production statewide. The approval allows the state through...

New Detections of Deadly Virus Found in Oregon Wild Rabbits

More detections of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2) in a wild rabbit have been confirmed by the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory including in...

ODA Accepting Proposals for 2022 Speciality Crop Block Grant Program

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is now accepting proposals for project ideas as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Specialty Crop...

Legislature Passes SB 892 Directing ODA to Establish Disaster Relief Fund

The Oregon Legislature on Tuesday passed Senate Bill 892 that directs the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) to establish a disaster assistance program. The Legislature...

USDA, ODA Fund 15 Oregon Specialty Crop Block Grant Projects

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducts an annual competitive solicitation to award Specialty Crop Block...

Oregon Department of Ag Forming Oregon Hemp Commission

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is recruiting volunteers for temporary commissioners for the new Oregon Hemp Commission. The seven temporary Oregon Hemp Commissioners will...

Department of Agriculture Lists Oregon’s Top 20 Commodities

Oregon’s greenhouse and nursery industry experienced a COVID-19 boon with value of production topping one billion dollars for a second year in a row,...

Two Serious Horse Viruses Confirmed in Oregon, According to ODA

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) received six confirmed reports of West Nile Virus (WNV) diagnosed in Oregon horses in the past two weeks. The...

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