USDA Investment to Strengthen Hispanic-Serving Higher Education

The USDA has provided $12 million for Hispanic-serving Institutions of higher education. Last week’s announcement was part of a launch of the first in a series of virtual roundtable engagement sessions with Minority-serving Institutions and Land-grant Universities serving underrepresented students. The funding is part of USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Hispanic-serving Institutions Education […]

OWRD Hosting Well Examination

The Oregon Water Resources Department will host a well constructor licensing examination on October 11th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oregon Department of Water Resources offices in Salem. The exam is available for those wishing to secure a new well constructor license for monitoring and water wells or those needing to renew […]

Brown Looks To Address Climate Change Via Executive Order

On Tuesday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced an Executive Oregon addressing climate change. Saying this will set new science-based greenhouse gas emissions goals, and direct state agencies to put new measures into effect, Brown said this effort will help meet Oregon’s climate goals. “I’ve heard it loud and clear from our young people in Oregon: […]

Rosa: Cap And Trade Will Have A Profound Impact On Oregon Ag

Lawmakers in Oregon continue to fight over a proposed Cap and Trade bill, Senate Bill 1530. In fact, the mood in Salem has become so tense over the legislation, for the second session in a row, Republicans have left the state capital so the legislation could not receive a vote. Jerome Rosa Executive Director of […]

Some In Oregon Ag Say Cap-And-Trade Is Needed

The 2020 Oregon legislative session starts February 3rd, and from the start, one of the most hotly debates proposals, was a continuation of one of the most hotly debated topics from 2019.  Lawmakers in Salem are looking at Cap-And-Trade, and while most of the Ag industry is opposed to the proposal the way it sits […]

Oregon Creamery Distiller Working On Cowcohol

An Oregon creamery is working with a distiller to turn whey into vodka.  TMK Creamery, near Canby, is working with Jason Greenwood of Divine Distillers of Salem on the unique venture.  Greenwood said whey-based vodka is not common.  He told KOIN-TV in Portland, they’ve been working with USDA, Oregon State University to perfect the process. […]

Expanding Trade Opportunities Vital For Oregon Cattle Industry

Trade remains one of the top topics of discussion for cattle producers across Oregon.  Jerome Rosa, Executive Director of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association said the recently announced trade deal between the U.S. and Japan will help the local rancher.  He said without a trade deal, American cattle producers face a 38% tariff, which not only […]