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Ag Stats, regulations, and a resources directory all in one book

Ag Stats, regulations, and a resources directory all in one book The seventh edition of a popular, all-purpose guide providing comprehensive statistical, regulatory, and contact information is now available from the Oregon Department of Agriculture. The Oregon Agripedia is a 226-page, one-stop reference for Oregon agriculture facts, laws, and resources. The Oregon Agripedia is organized […]

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News: from ODA

Newly revised figures released by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service NASS, with assistance from Oregon State University, contain preliminary numbers for the 2012 value of production. The overall trend shows farms and ranches have not only bounced back from the days of recession, they have eclipsed 2011’s high water mark of $5.3 billion. Out of […]

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Farm Bureau Urges Support for Fruit, Veggie Farmers

WashINGTON, D.C., April 24, 2013 – Providing new farm bill programs for fruit and vegetable farmers would help ensure a strong agricultural economy and benefit the health of the entire nation, American Farm Bureau Federation Vice President Barry Bushue told Congress today.   “The farm bill helps farmers and ranchers deal with the risks that […]

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Oregon Department of Agriculture – ODA Director to hand out education award at Ag Fest

Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Katy Coba will present funds to three winners of the second annual Oregon Ag Fest Agricultural Education Award this coming Sunday, April 28, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem. The awards presentation is part of the 26th annual Oregon Ag Fest to be held over the weekend. The purpose […]

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Oregon Reservoirs Low Heading Into Irrigation Season » News » OPB

Some Oregon farmers could have a difficult time finding water for their crops this summer. That’s according to the state’s Water Resources Department. With the spring irrigation season about to begin, state reservoirs hold only half their normal amount of water. Barry Norris the state engineer for the Oregon Water Resources Department. He says the […]

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USDA Blog » Local Foods and Nutritious Diets: USDA’s 2013 Agricultural Outlook Forum

Local Foods and Nutritious Diets: USDA’s 2013 Agricultural Outlook Forum Posted by Brenda Chapin, USDA Office of the Chief Economist, on January 31, 2013 at 12:17 PM Demand for local and regional foods is strong and growing, as consumers across the country are looking for healthy food options grown and raised in their own communities. […]

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bug-on-bug warfare

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:  CORVALLIS Ore. – As the brown marmorated stink bug spreads across the state, Oregon State University is studying how to use bug-on-bug warfare to stop this crop-damaging pest. The insect arrived in the eastern United States in the late 1990s and has since spread to more than 30 states. The […]

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2013 Oregon State of the Agriculture Industry, Board of Agriculture Report

2013 Oregon State of the Agriculture Industry, Board of Agriculture Report

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:  Priority policy recommendations to the legislature, governor, and regulatory agencies Ensure access to irrigation water (statewide). Expand markets and increase sales locally, regionally, and internationally. Support truck transportation, but begin to maximize rail use, and barging and other water modes, to move product to market more efficiently. Provide relief from the […]

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Oregon’s record high production for years 1980-­2011

Apples* 102,500 tons 1987 Barley 20,806,000 bu 1986 Pears 258,000 tons 1994 Hay 3,624,000 tons 2004 Hazelnuts 49,500 tons 2001 Onions, storage 16,214,000 cwt 2007 Potatoes 30,683,000 cwt 2000 Blueberries 65,500,000 lbs 2011 Ryegrass, ann. 266,460,000 lbs 1999 Snap beans 173,900 tons 1989 Strawberries 1,014,000 cwt 1988 Sweet cherries* 60,000 tons 1988 Sweet corn, proc. […]

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Value of Oregon agricultural exports, 2010

Value of Oregon agricultural exports, 2010 Commodity Value Wheat and products $277,316,000 Seeds $241,100,000 Fruits and preparations $222,900,000 Vegetables and preparations $189,400,000 Tree nuts $45,183,000 Feed and fodders $44,900,000 Nursery products $33,800,000 Hides and skins $24,100,000 Live animals and red meat $16,500,000 Christmas trees $13,668,000 Feed grains and products $12,000,000 Poultry and products $3,800,000 Fats, […]

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