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ODA Program Areas
Administration and Information
Oregon Department of Agriculture´s Central Administration and Information Office

Food Safety and Animal Health Program Area
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The Food Safety and Animal Health Program Area inspects all facets of Oregon's food distribution system (except restaurants) to ensure food is safe for consumption, protects and maintains animal health, and ensures animal feeds meet nutritional and labeling standards. In the food safety portion of the program area, nearly 7,000 food establishments in Oregon are licensed and inspected. Programs respond to food safety issues to protect the public while working with the food industry through education and collaboration to prevent unhealthy or unsafe conditions in the food supply. In the animal heath portion of the program area, Oregon's livestock industries and their markets are protected through programs that test for, control, and eradicate animal disease.

Vance Bybee, Director 503-986-4720

Dr. Brad LeaMaster, State Veterinarian 503-986-4760

Market Access and Certification Program Area
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The Market Access and Certification Program Area assists Oregon's agricultural producers to successfully sell and ship products to local, national, and international markets. The marketing portion of the program area works to promote and create demand for Oregon agricultural products. The inspection and certification portion of the program area adds value by making products more marketable. It also provides services to facilitate product movement, and services that overcome trade barriers and technical constraints affecting agriculture. These programs reach rural and urban areas alike to create jobs and sustainable opportunities for the state's multi-billion dollar agricultural sector.

Jim Cramer, Director 503-986-4620

Gary Roth, Marketing Director 503-872-6600

Internal Services and Consumer Protection Program Area
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The Internal Services and Consumer Protection (ISCP) Program Area provides consumer protection, ensures fair competition among businesses, and facilitates interstate commerce and international trade. This is done by: ensuring the accuracy, validity, uniformity, and confidence in Oregon's Commercial Weighing System; ensuring that motor fuels sold in Oregon meet national standards for quality; providing safe, accurate, timely, and cost-efficient laboratory analysis and technical support to ODA enforcement programs and other local, state and federal agencies; providing analytical and technical support for moving value added food products to domestic and foreign markets. The ISCP also administers the Wolf Depredation Compensation Grant and the Egg-Laying Hen Cage/Space Compliance programs.

Jason Barber, Director 503-986-4670

Kathleen Wickman, Laboratory Manager 503-872-6644

Natural Resources Program Area
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The Natural Resources Program Area addresses water quality and natural resource conservation on agricultural lands, the appropriate use of pesticides, labeling and sale of fertilizer, field burning in the Willamette Valley, and oyster plat leasing. Through outreach efforts, compliance, monitoring, and coordination with other natural resource agencies, the programs help landowners meet society goals in a manner that makes both economic and environmental sense. In addition, maintaining high quality agricultural land in production is an important long-term strategy for Oregon. The Land Use Program provides technical assistance to farmers as well as local, regional, and state governments on land use proposals.

Ray Jaindl, Director 503-986-4700

Dale Mitchell, Pesticide Compliance/Enforcement 503-986-6470

Plant Program Area
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The Plant Program Area protects Oregon's agricultural industries and natural environment from harmful plant pests, diseases, and noxious weeds; enhances the value and marketability of exported nursery stock, Christmas trees, seeds and other agricultural products; and furthers the conservation of threatened and endangered plants. This is accomplished through four programs: Insect Pest Prevention & Management, Native Plant Conservation, Noxious Weed Control, and Nursery & Christmas Tree.​

Dan Hilburn, Director 503-986-4636
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