Oregon Agriculture

How prepared is your farm for a major natural disaster, disease outbreak, or accident?

You can improve your farm's ability to cope with a disaster:

  • Develop a business continuity plan that describes how you will continue to operate after a major disruption
  • Enroll in insurance programs appropriate to your operation
  • Learn more about business continuity planning and disaster assistance by visiting the resources below

Drought information

Drought information from Oregon Water Resources

Drought information

Governor's Drought Watch in Oregon

State of Oregon policy office on drought. State of Oregon Drought Watch

Oregon Health Authority: Public health information about drought

Drought in Oregon

Oregon State University drought resources for livestock producers

Livestock water management during a drought

Oregon Water Resources Department: Saving water on the farm or ranch

Tips to save water on the farm or ranch

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Drought Resources

USDA NRCS drought resources

Disaster assistance

Federal disaster information clearing house

Disaster assistance website

Find your local USDA Service Center

USDA Service Centers locator

IRS Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief

IRS Disaster Assistance

Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Penn State disaster planning tool for agriculture

Disaster and defense preparedness for production agriculture. ReadyAg disaster preparedness workbook

USDA FSA Disaster Assistance programs

Farm Service Agency Disaster Assistance

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Jonathan Sandau
Special Assistant to the Director
635 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-385-5027
Karla Valness
Special Assistant to the Director
635 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4554


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