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Oregon's 23 grower-supported commodity commissions provide important links to production agriculture and direct access to key Oregon agricultural opinion leaders and decision makers. ​

Oregon Commodity Commissions

Nearly 200 farmers, ranchers, food processors and packers, commercial fish harvesters, and public members volunteer to serve on Oregon’s commodity commissions. Their service to Oregon agriculture determines the programs that each commission funds with assessments paid by farmers, ranchers, and fish harvesters. Funds are used for non-branded promotion, research, and education.

Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Alexis Taylor has the responsibility of appointing commissioners. 

The director’s decision to appoint is based on a number of factors including:

  • Applicant experience
  • Commitment to service 
  • Industry counsel​

Applying to serve on a Commodity Commission

  • On or before April 1, open positions will be posted on this page.
  • To apply, use the application forms on this page.  We cannot accept forms from previous years. 
  • Application forms are available at the bottom of this page under "Resources".
  • Applications are due by May 10, 2019 via email or regular mail.
  • If you would like to apply to serve, the minimum qualifications are:
    • Oregon resident
    • US citizen
    • Paid the commission assessment for at least the three preceding years

Looking for more information? Commodity commission contact list​

Oregon Commodity Commissions
Open positions for terms beginning July 1, 2019

Albacore


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

​Producer 2 ​07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large

Producer 3
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
State at Large
​Public Member 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
State at Large
​Handler 3
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
State at Large

Alfalfa Seed 


Applicant​​

Position
Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

Producer 2 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
State at Large

Producer 5 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
State at Large​

Beef Council


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

​Producer 4 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
State at Large, Beef Producer

​Producer 6 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
State at Large, Feeder/Feedlot

Blueberry


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

Producer 3 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large

​Producer 5 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large

Handler 1 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large

Clover Seed


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

Producer 4
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
State at Large

Handler 1 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large
Handler 2 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large

Dairy Products


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

Producer 3
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
North Willamette (Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, & Washington)
Producer 4​ 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
North Coast (Clatsop, Tillamook, & Lincoln)
​Public Member
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large

Dungeness Crab


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

Producer 2
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
Port of Brookings

​Producer 3
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​Port Astoria

​Handler 2
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large

Fine Fescue


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

Producer 3
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
State at Large

​Producer 4 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large

Hazelnut


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

Producer 3 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
State at Large
​Producer 4 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large

Hop


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Producer 4
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
State at Large

​Producer 5
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large

Handler 1
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large
​Public Member 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large

Mint


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

Producer 1 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
State at Large

Producer 2 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
State at Large​
​Producer 3 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large

Orchardgrass


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

​Producer 4 07/01/2019
06/30/2020
State at Large

​Handler 1 07/01/2019
06/30/2022​
State at Large​
​Public Member 07/01/2019
06/30/2026
​State at Large

Potato


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

​​Producer 4 07/01/2019
06/30/2026
Blue Mountain (Baker, Union, Wallowa, Grant, Morrow, & Umatilla)

Public Member 07/01/2019
06/30/2026
State at Large

Processed Vegetable (green beans, sweet corn, broccoli, cauliflower, table beets)


Applicant

Position
Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

Producer 4 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
State at Large

Handler 2 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
State at large

Public Member
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
State at large

​Raspberry-Blackberry

Applicant​ ​Position ​Term Begins
Term Ends
Additional Qualifications
​Producer 3
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large
​Producer 4
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large
​Producer 5 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large
​Producer 6 ​07/01/2019
6/30/2020
​State at Large
​Handler 2
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large
  


Ryegrass


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

​Producer 1
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
State at Large

​Producer 4 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​Linn County
Public Member 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large

Salmon

  • No openings in 2019.

Sheep

Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

Public Member 07/01/2019
06/30/2026
State at Large

Strawberry


Applicant

Position​
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

Producer 2 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
State at Large
Producer 3​ 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large
​Producer 4 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large
​Handler 1 ​07/01/2019
6/30/2020
​State at Large

Sweet Cherry


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

​Producer 1
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
Western Oregon (all areas west of the Cascade Mountains)
​Producer 2
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
Western Oregon (all areas west of the Cascade Mountains)

​Producer 3
07/01/2019
06/30/2024

​Columbia River (Hood River and Wasco)

Producer 6 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​Columbia River (Hood River and Wasco)
​Handler 1
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large, fresh

Tall Fescue


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications

Producer 2
07/01/2019
06/30/2024
State at Large

​Producer 4 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large

Producer 5 07/01/2019
06/30/2024
​State at Large

Trawl

  • No openings in 2019.

Wheat


Applicant

Position
​Term Begins
Term Ends

Additional Qualifications
​Producer 4 ​07/01/2019
06/30/2022
​East of the Cascades but not from Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam, Sherman, Wasco, or Jefferson counties

​Producer 5
07/01/2019
06/30/2020
​West of the Cascades
Handler 2
07/01/2019
06/30/2020
State at Large (odd years)

Resources

Commodity Commission Administrative Rules OAR: 603-042

OAR 603 Division 42: Practices and Procedures for Commodity Commissions

Commodity Commission application form—Beef Council

Beef Council application and qualification form

Commodity Commission application form—General

General Commodity Commission application and qualification form

Commodity Commission application form—Wheat Commission

Wheat Commission application and qualification form

Commodity Commission Oath of Office

Commodity Commission oath of office form

Oregon Commodity Commissioner brochure (2017)

Love Oregon’s farms, ranches and commercial fishing? Support their success and apply to serve as a commodity commissioner. Commodity Commissioner brochure

ORS 576 Ag Marketing Generally (including Commodity Commissions)

ORS 576.051 to 576.455 - Commodity Commissions

ORS 577 Oregon Beef Council

ORS 577 Oregon Beef Council statutes

ORS 578 Oregon Wheat Commission

ORS 578 Oregon Wheat Commission statutes

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More info from ODA

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Contact​

Kris Anderson
Commodity Commission Oversight Program Manager
1207 NW Naito Pkwy, Suite 104
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503-872-6604
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