The nursery and greenhouse industry is once again Oregon’s top agricultural commodity by value, according to a sales estimate for 2018. High-quality plants and green goods continue to be in demand here and abroad. With this momentum at our back, we now must turn the page to 2020. The new year promises a tumultuous presidential […]
The Oregon Invasive Species Council (OISC) is seeking nominations for eight volunteers interested in serving a two-year term on the council. As approved by the passing of Senate Bill 445 in 2019, the council is comprised of additional members now that they will collaborate with a broader mix of private industries and non-government organizations to […]
The Farwest Show is known for bringing out the best — and the most creative — in its exhibitors. The 2019 edition of the show is no exception. Judges walked the floor to find the best of the best, recognizing several winners with the Ted Van Veen Best in Show booth awards. The show runs […]
Oregon is blessed with agricultural lands that produce more than 225 different commodities. The production types run the gamut from organic to conventional, and the work required to cultivate these crops varies in intensity. Oregon farmers have even introduced crops that traditionally have not been present in the fertile Willamette Valley. “Coexistence” is a term […]
Designed as the smallest compact track loader of the three models in the SVL line, Kubota Tractor Corporation announced the release of the SVL65-2 for distribution through Kubota dealers beginning April 2019. The track loader features the Advanced Multifunction Valve (AMV) for attachments with auxiliary hydraulics, such as augers or grapple buckets. It also has […]
The Oregon Association of Nurseries is saddened to report the passing of longtime nurseryman Edward Walter Schultz, who owned Calorwash Nursery in Aurora, Oregon and served as OAN president in 1978. Ed passed away October 2, 2018 in McMinnville, Oregon. He was 98. He was born September 27, 1920 to Mathias and Martha (Wanzek) Schultz. […]
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee and Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia) on July 18 introduced a revised proposal to create an agricultural guest worker program. The Ag and Legal Workforce Act (bill / fact sheet) would create a new H-2C program to give farmers and ranchers access to a reliable workforce. It is similar to the Ag Act […]
The Oregon Association of Nurseries is saddened to report the passing of Evelyn Schmidt, the cofounder of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., a wholesale tree nursery based in Boring, Oregon. She died July 6, 2017 at the age of 96.
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Alexis Taylor has been announced as the new director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture. She replaces Katy Coba, who had served in the position for 13 years before being named the state’s chief operating officer, and director of the Department of Administrative Services, back in August.