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.
The Oregon Association of Nurseries recently honored five Oregon legislators as “Friends of Nurseries” for 2016. The five earned the recognition for working with the nursery industry to solve issues of concern. “The Oregon Association of Nurseries is focused on solving problems, and we work with officials on both sides of the aisle to deliver […]
The Farwest Show continues to grow — just like Oregon’s high quality plants, trees and shrubs. More than 6,300 industry professionals turned out or the 2016 edition of the national nursery and greenhouse industry expo. It was a 6 percent increase over 2015, making it the second consecutive year that attendance went up. The show also […]
The 2016 Farwest Show, August 25-27, in Portland, Oregon, will host a networking event this year designed to connect the industry’s best and brightest professionals under 40. ‘Emergent: A Group for Growing Professionals’ will take place on Thursday, August 25, 3:30–5 p.m., in VIP Room B. Emergent attendees will have opportunities to network with like-minded […]