June 30, 2008 - New ODA audit verifies identity of Marionberries

From Oregon Department of Agriculture, A new voluntary certification program requested by blackberry growers and processors, and developed by the Oregon Department of Agriculture is now protecting the premium reputation of the Marionberry. Audits performed by ODA’s Commodity Inspection Division in the berry fields this month and at the processing […]

June 24, 2008 - Landowner Preference (LOP) Review

By Jim Welsh, Oregon Beef Producer Magazine Oregon Cattlemen Association, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife held their first Landowner Preference (LOP) Review meeting in Salem on December 19, 2007, led by ODF&W’s Craig Ely.  The official members of the review committee were representing Oregon Farm Bureau, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, […]

June 24, 2008 - Promoting investments in national and international wheat research

By C. James Peterson, Professor, Oregon State University Published in Oregon Wheat Magazine by Oregon Wheat Grower’s League.   Help support the OWGL here Wheat is in the news. US and world wheat stocks are at unprecedented lows as a consequence of increased demand, erratic weather, and reduced acreage. Prices for wheat […]

June 16, 2008 - 49% of total food dollars spent away from home

By Oregon Department of Agriculture,    The typical American consumer now is almost as likely to spend just as many dollars on food away from home as on food prepared at home. Recent statistics show a continuing trend towards dining out as the fast pace lifestyle of today shows no […]

June 10, 2008 - State Alert: Oregon cases linked to Salmonella outbreak

PRESS RELEASE: Oregon Department of Human Services, Date: June 9, 2008 A multi-state salmonellosis outbreak involving contaminated tomatoes has reached Oregon, resulting in three laboratory-confirmed cases of the illness. Tests to confirm two additional cases are pending. Two of the cases are in Umatilla and Union Counties. The third, a […]

June 6, 2008 - AmeriCorps Team Blazes New Trail at Rediscovery Forest

From ORFI News June 2008, Oregon Forest Research Institute A group of AmeriCorps volunteers has shown that, in getting an education, they also can give an education at the Rediscovery Forest. Eleven young men and women from around the country spent eight weeks at The Oregon Garden near Silverton as […]

June 2, 2008 - Farm Bureau: Tell teachers about the 2008 Summer Ag Institute!

From Oregon Farm Bureau News The Summer Ag Institute is looking for a few good K-12 teachers to participate in a week-long, three-credit, graduate-level class to introduce them to the agriculture industry, and how to incorporate ag into their classrooms. Session 1 is June 22-27 in Corvallis, and Session 2 […]