Natural Resources

Public Hearings ​​​​​​

Responses to comments from Sept. 2, 2015, hearing
ODA is conditionally approving all five AWMPs, with the requirement that the CAFOs increase the soil sampling frequency from once every five years to annually and add post-harvesting nitrate nitrogen as an additional analyte. ODA also will require that prior to mechanical application of manure, litter or process wastewater to any field, that they use a soil test that is less than three years old to calculate the agronomic rate.  



To be announced
For information, contact Renita McNaughtan at (503) 986-4779 or

The CAFO Advisory Committee was created to provide feedback to the department about the CAFO Program. The committee has a variety of representatives including permitted CAFO operators, technical advisors, stakeholder representatives, and the public. The CAFO Advisory Committee meets three times per year in Conference Room D at the Oregon Department of Agriculture, 635 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR, and all meetings are open to the public. The 2016 schedule is below:

April 14, 2016: 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

July 14, 2016: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Oct. 13, 2016​: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
February meeting
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016: 12:30-4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, 2016: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.​
At Willow Lake Water Pollution Control Facility, 5915 Windsor Island Road N, Keizer, OR

May meeting
Monday, May 23, and Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Location and time TBD

August meeting
Monday, Aug. 15, and Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016
Location and time TBD

November meeting
Location and time TBD


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