ODA Looking To Fill Two Vacant State Board of Ag Positions

Earlier this week, the Oregon Department of Agriculture announced it is looking to fill two producer positions on the state board of Agriculture. Both positions are partial terms. One runs through the end of October 2022, while the other runs through mid-September 2023. Applicants must be actively engaged in the production of agricultural commodities. Applications […]

Ryan Scholz Named New Oregon veterinarian

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has a new state Veterinarian. Dr. Ryan Scholz took over the role on Monday. He initially joined ODA in 2012 as a western Oregon district veterinarian. To-date, Scholz’s contributions to the Animal Health Program have made many of the technological advances in the program possible and, according to ODA officials, […]

ODA awards $250K in Farm to School Grants

On Wednesday, the Oregon Department of Agriculture announced the selection of six awardees for the Farm to School Equipment and Infrastructure Grant Program. The grant helps Oregon farmers, ranchers, seafood harvesters, and food processors get more of their local products to children state wide, through programs such as National School Lunch Programs (NSLP), Child and […]

Taylor: I’m Very Proud How Oregon Ag Has Worked Through The Pandemic

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 has been a year with more questions than answers for the Ag industry across the Northwest and across the country. And as farm county looks ahead to 2021 and the hope of life after the pandemic new questions arise. Alexis Taylor, director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture says […]

Taylor Looking At Long-term Impacts Of COVID-19 On Oregon Ag

While the coronavirus pandemic continues across the U.S. and across the world, many in the agriculture industry are already looking at lessons that can be taken from 2020, and the impact it will have on the Ag industry moving forward. Alexis Taylor, director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, said they are currently looking at […]

ODA Looking For Applicants For Pesticide Board

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and Oregon Health Authority are seeking applicants for the public member position on the Oregon Pesticide Analytical Response Center Board. Both will jointly appoint the person selected to fill the position. “We are looking for individuals who are open to learning more about pesticide issues in Oregon, who are listeners […]

Applications To Help Oregon Producers Meet To Safety Requirements Now Available

Last month, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced an emergency program designed to keep farm workers safe during the height of harvest. Now, the Oregon Department of Agriculture has announced funds to help producers pay for those coronavirus changes. The Food Security and Farmworker Safety Program increased field sanitation measures as well as put more stringent […]

ODA Seeking To Fill A Variety Of Commission Seats

The Oregon Department of Agriculture is seeking applicants to fill 70 commissioner seats on 22 of the state’s agricultural and commercial fisheries commodity commissions.  Commissioners work as public officials and serve a two- to four-year terms.   Commissioners are appointed by ODA Director Alexis Taylor, deadline to apply is March 16th.   Commissioner duties include […]

Taylor: 2020 Promises To Be A Busy Year For Oregon Ag

As we look ahead to a New Year, it promises to be a busy one for the Oregon agriculture industry.  That according to Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Alexis Taylor.  She said while trade remains a concern, that front has improved for Oregon farmer year over year.   “The U.S. and Japan negotiated what they’re […]