The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) has established protected districts for the production of canola, a variety of rapeseed. Protected districts do not allow canola production except under special conditions.
Protected districts include:
- Willamette Valley Protected District
- Central Oregon Protected District
- Northeast Oregon Protected District
- Malheur/Idaho Protected District
Notice of proposed rulemaking
ODA has filed rules regarding a process for issuing permits for the spring planting of canola in the Willamette Valley Protected District. The last day for public comment is December 13, 2019 by 5:00 pm.
Applications to grow canola in 2020 crop year
ODA is now accepting applications to grow canola in the Willamette Valley Protected District for the 2020 crop year. Applications for a permit to grow canola must be received by July 19, 2019. Canola is not allowed to be grown within the Willamette Valley Protected District without a permit issued by ODA.
Oregon Administrative Rules: Brassicaceae Production Districts and Rapeseed Control Areas
Scroll to OAR 603-052-0860 through 0921 OAR: 603-052-0860 to 0921
OSU Report for HB 2427: Willamette Valley Protected District
Oregon State University report produced with funding from 2013 House Bill 2427 provided to assess the potential for co-existence between
canola and other Brassicaceae seed crops in the Willamette Valley. OSU Report for HB 2427
Recommendations to Consider for Coexistence between Canola and Specialty Seed Production in the Willamette Valley
2018 Report to the Oregon Legislature – House Bill 3382 Canola Report to the Oregon Legislature