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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

Handler 1 partial
06/30/2018
State at Large

Alfalfa Seed 


Applicant​​

Position
Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

​All positions are currently filled.


Beef Council


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

​All positions are currently filled.

Blueberry


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

All positions are currently filled.

Clover Seed


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

All positions are currently filled.

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

All positions are currently filled.

Fine Fescue


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

All positions are currently filled.

Hazelnut


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

All positions are currently filled.

Hop


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​All positions are currently filled.​

Mint


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

All positions are currently filled.

Orchardgrass


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

​All positions are currently filled.

Potato


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​​All positions are currently filled.​

Processed Vegetable


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Producer 2 partial
06/30/2018​
​State at large
​Producer 4 ​partial
06/30/2019
​State at large
​Handler 3 07/01/2017
06/30/2020​
State at large​

Raspberry and Blackberry


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

​All positions have been filled.

​Ryegrass


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

​All positions are currently filled.

Salmon


​Applicant​​​​

Position​
Term Begins
Term Ends​

Additional Qualifications​

All positions are currently filled.

Sheep

Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
Producer 1 07/01/2017
06/30/2021
State at large

Strawberry


Applicant

Position​
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

All positions are currently filled.

Sweet Cherry


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

​All positions are currently filled.

Tall Fescue


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

All positions are currently filled.

Trawl


Applicant​

Position​
Term Begins
Term Ends​

Additional Qualifications

Handler 1 partial
06/30/18
State at Large

Available position:

Wheat


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​All positions are currently filled.

Resources

Commodity Commission Administrative Rules OAR 603-042

OAR 603-042 - Practices and Procedures for Commodity Commissions

Commodity Commission application form—Beef Council

Beef Council application and qualification form

Commodity Commission application form—General

General Commodity Commission application and qualification form

Commodity Commission application form—Wheat Commission

Wheat Commission application and qualification form

Commodity Commission Oath of Office

Commodity Commission oath of office form

Oregon Commodity Commissioner brochure (2017)

Love Oregon’s farms, ranches and commercial fishing? Support their success and apply to serve as a commodity commissioner. Commodity Commissioner brochure

ORS 576 Ag Marketing Generally (including Commodity Commissions)

ORS 576.051 to 576.455 - Commodity Commissions

ORS 577 Oregon Beef Council

ORS 577 Oregon Beef Council statutes

ORS 578 Oregon Wheat Commission

ORS 578 Oregon Wheat Commission statutes

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More info from ODA

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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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