Market Access

Oregon's 23 grower-supported commodity commissions provide important links to production agriculture and direct access to key Oregon agricultural opinion leaders and decision makers. ​

Apply to serve on an Oregon Commodity Commission

Voluntary service on an Oregon Commodity Commission is an important way for the agricultural community and interested members of the public to serve our state’s agriculture. Appointment of commission members is the responsibility of the Department of Agriculture director. The director’s decision to appoint is based on a number of factors such as: applicant experience, commitment to service, and industry counsel.

To apply, each applicant must complete an application and qualification form, to ensure the applicant meets the minimum qualifications. Specific qualifications exist for each commission, please see the table below. 

Albacore


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Svensson, Christa ​Handler 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

Alfalfa Seed 


Applicant​​

Position
Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
Sisson, Curt ​Producer 1
​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

Beef Council


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
Chamberlain, Jason
​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​Dairy Producer
Martin, Curtis
​Sly, James
​Producer 3 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​Beef Producer
​Anderson, Rod ​Handler 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Boulot, Philippe Public Member​ ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

Blueberry


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
Dettwyler, Karl​
Unger, William
​Producer 2 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Cserep, Thomas ​Producer 4 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Handler 1 ​partial
06/30/2016
​State at Large
​Boyle, Bob ​Public Member ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

Clover Seed


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Coussens, Brian ​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Coon, KC ​Producer 2 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
Gates, Spencer​
Vandehay, Michael
​Producer 3
​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
Klampe, John​
Thorud, Denny
​Public Member
​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

Dairy Products


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
All positions are currently filled.​

Dungeness Crab


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Edwards, Nick ​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Adams, Crystal ​Handler 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Postlewait, Jacob ​Public Member ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

Fine Fescue


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Insko, Matt ​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​Union County
​Doerfler, Donald ​Producer 2 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Miller, Thomas ​Public Member ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

Hazelnut


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Keeley, Daniel ​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Denfeld, Sean ​Producer 2 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Newkirk, Timothy ​Handler 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

Hop


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Bizon, Jeffrey ​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Davidson, Brandon ​Producer 2 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Geschwill, Fred ​Producer 3 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

Mint


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Stroda, Kirk ​Producer 5
​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Whitehead, David ​Handler 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

Orchardgrass


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Warfel, Larry ​Producer 7 ​​partial
06/30/2016
​Telephone area code 541
​Public Member ​07/01/2015
06/30/2019
​State at Large

Potato


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Myers, Martin ​Producer 4 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2019
​Blue Mountain: Baker, Grant, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa
​Benson, Leif ​Public Member ​07/01/2015
06/30/2019
​State at Large

Processed Vegetable


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Producer 2 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Producer 6 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Handler 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
State at Large​

Raspberry and Blackberry


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Hibler, Janie ​Public Member
​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

​Ryegrass


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Glaser, Brian ​Producer 2 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
State at Large​
​Goracke, Dallas Producer 7​ 07/01/2015
06/30/2018​
​Benton, Lane
​Humble, Brian
Wessels, Macey
​Handler 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

Sheep


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Producer 2 ​partial
06/30/2018
​State at Larage
​Handler 1 partial
06/30/2017​
​State at Large

Strawberry


Applicant

Position​
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Producer 1 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Public Member ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large

Sweet Cherry


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Producer 3 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​Western Oregon: areas west of Cascade Mountains
​Producer 4
​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​Hood River, Wasco

Tall Fescue


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Nusbaum, Orin ​Producer 1
​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Ruddenklau, Bruce ​Producer 3 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2018
​State at Large
​Walther, John Public Member​ 07/01/2015
06/30/2018​
​State at Large

Wheat


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Case, Dale ​Producer 4 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2019
​East of Cascades - Excluding Gilliam, Jefferson, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Wasco
​Marguth, Jerry ​Producer 5 ​07/01/2015
06/30/2019
​West of Cascades
​Lauderback, Dain ​Handler 2
07/01/2015
06/30/2017​
​State at Large

Resources

Commodity Commission Application and Qualification Form

Document

Commodity Commission Oath of Office

Document

Oregon Beef Council Application and Qualification Form

Document

Oregon Department of Agriculture Administrative Rules

OAR 603-042 - Practices and Procedures for Commodity Commissions Law or rule

Oregon Wheat Commission Application and Qualification Form

Document

ORS 576 Ag Marketing Generally (including Commodity Commissions)

Law or rule

ORS 577 Oregon Beef Council

Law or rule

ORS 578 Oregon Wheat Commission

Law or rule

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Contact​

Kris Anderson
Commodity Commission Oversight Program Manager
1207 NW Naito Pkwy, Suite 104
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503-872-6604
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