Text Size:   A+ A- A   •   Text Only
Site Image
  • US Agriculture Secretary Vilsack visits Oregon
    field cornAg Secretary announces new conservation program & comments on other key issues

    The US Secretary of Agriculture chose Oregon this week to roll out details of a new conservation program funded by the latest Farm Bill, praising the state for how it values farmers, ranchers, and other landowners as well as natural resources. In a one-day visit to Portland and Salem, Secretary Tom Vilsack touched on several other issues important to Oregon including sage grouse, wildfires, and food innovation...

Current topics News from ODA
ODA pollinator information
Check this page for updated information and resources.

Pollinator web page

Food Safety Modernization Act
Important links, time​lines, instructions, and other information. This page will be updated frequently.
Blackleg disease prevention The Oregon Department of Agriculture has adopted a temporary administrative rule to protect the Willamette Valley from blackleg, a plant disease that infects the seeds of Brassica crops

Blackleg temporary administrative rule and summary

Willamette Valley canola control area 
House Bill 2427, adopted into law following Governor Kitzhaber's signature, establishes a moratorium on the growing of canola in the Willamette Valley Protected District except for 500 acres to be grown for research purposes. Check this page for more information, including an updated map.

Canola control area web page

Other current topics

ODA's top five
The pages you search for most often!

Ag Progress Awards
Oregon agriculture saluted industry leaders at the 22nd annual Agricultural Progress Awards Dinner in Salem on March 12.
Director's corner
As a state agency that both regulates and promotes the industry, ODA is poised to assist farmers, ranchers, food processors, and the many others involved with agriculture to achieve success. Our three-fold mission includes natural resource protection, food safety and consumer protection, and agricultural marketing.
Online publications from ODA
News Releases
Audio logo
You can listen to an audio version of the Oregon Department of Agriculture's "Story of the Week" by clicking the icon to the right or the story immediately below.


Subscribe to news and information from ODA
Twitter icon
Would you like the latest news and information delivered ​straight to your email box? Browse our subscriptions page and register to receive e-notice of n​ews releases, emergency notices, and newsletters from the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Food and agricultural recall information

​​Celebrate Oregon Agriculture!

Celebrate Oregon Agriculture videos bring you tips for enjoying Oregon’s farms, ranches, and food artisans with your family. We have more than 37,000 family farms growing more than 220 amazing products. Because of our world-class soils and mild climate, many think we grow the world’s greatest food.

Our mission: Our programs
Our numerous programs work to ensure consumer protection and food safety; expand markets for agricultural products and processed foods; and protect Oregon's natural resource base for present and future generations of farmers, ranchers, and commercial fishers.
Oregon State Legislature
The Oregon State Legislature now is in session. Use the Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS) to access bills, committee information, and the daily events of the legislative session.​
Looking for help with your agricultural business?
Discover Oregon Business Xpress. Oregon's one stop for business.