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Development and Marketing

​​Trade assistance​

Our domestic and international trade assistance programs provide help to Oregon farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and companies with market development, product development, and marketing.

  • Assist with trade shows
  • Host trade missions
  • Facilitate buyer meetings
  • Provide one-on-one consultations

We collaborate with industry partners to identify and resolve trade issues. The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) works with appropriate state, federal, and international partners to remove restrictions that impede the movement and sale of Oregon food and agricultural products.

We maintain close working relationships with the following:

  • USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
  • Western US Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA)
  • Administrates the Market Access Program (MAP) grant program funded by the USDA
  • Business Oregon
  • Coordinates statewide export development and investment initiatives
  • Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA)
  • Food Innovation Center

Farm to School​

Our Farm to School Program works to connect local farmers, packers, and food processors with school cafeterias in preschools, elementary and secondary schools, and colleges. This enables more Oregon agricultural products to be served in the lunch line and helps connect youth to food production through school gardens, field trips to farms and ranches, and grower visits to the classroom.

Business development​

Our Business Development Program works to retain, expand, and recruit agricultural and food businesses.

Services include:

  • ​State supervised price negotiations
  • Transportation advocacy
  • Technical assistance with state and federal grant programs
  • One-on-one business and industry consultations


Food Innovation Center

Food Innovation Center website

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service website

USDA Global Agricultural Information Network Reports

GAIN reports are compiled by USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service global market intelligence network. USDA GAIN Reports

Western US Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA)

WUSATA website



Agricultural Development & Marketing
635 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 541-656-8951
Fax: 503-986-4737