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CTUIR Awarded $172K USDA Grant for Food Waste Reduction

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently awarded a $172,000 grant to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s (CTUIR) Department of Natural Resources...

Demand for Food Spikes as Many Oregonians Struggle with Hunger

By Ben Botkin/Oregon Capital Chronicle After the pandemic ended, the demand for food  continued to increase in Oregon, with the need for  millions more pounds...

Fish & Wildlife Approves Killing of Six Gray Wolves in Eastern...

State fish and wildlife officials authorized the killing of six gray wolves in eastern Oregon during the past six weeks, bringing relief to ranchers...

State Giving Low-Income Children $170 Million in Extra Food Money

By Lynne Terry Oregon is sending $170 million in extra food aid to children in low-income families statewide. The Department of Human Services will start issuing...

Boardman Among Cities Receiving Funds for Affordable Housing

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced Wednesday that Community and Shelter Assistance (CASA) in Oregon will receive $200,000 from the U.S. Department...

Oregon Groups to Receive $100 Million for Farming, Ranching, Timber

A $100 million infusion of federal money will help ranchers, farmers and loggers switch to practices that emit less greenhouse gases and capture more...

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...

Oregon’s Ag Sector Could Receive Millions of Dollars in Federal Funding

By Lynne Terry Oregon’s thousands of farmers and ranchers have an opportunity to garner millions of dollars in loans and free grants from the federal...

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 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...

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...

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...

Hermiston Parks Department Offering Free Lunches to Kids This Summer

The Hermiston Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture again this year to offer the free Summer Lunch in...

USDA Making $1 Billion Available in Loan Guarantees to Ag Businesses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees nationwide to help rural businesses meet...

Senators Urge USDA to Provide Immediate Aid to Cattle Producers

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are urging federal officials to provide immediate assistance to cattle producers in Oregon and nationwide by using...

Wallowa Lake Project in Line for Federal Funds

Tucked in the far corner of Northeast Oregon, a project to protect a chunk of one of the most iconic landscapes in the West...

Umatilla Offers Free Meals to All Students

Every single student in the Umatilla School District can receive free breakfast and lunch this school year. The district received final approval on Friday for...

USDA Acreage Reporting Deadline Nears

Agricultural producers have until mid-July to submit annual acreage reports on all cropland. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Oregon Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director...

USDA Designates Local Counties as Disaster Areas

Umatilla and Morrow counties are among those designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as primary natural disaster areas in three separate designations. “Our...

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