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Oregon Agriculture

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Rulemaking is the process of creating or changing regulations. Administrative rules are like instructions from a government agency. They set standards and explain how to follow the law or policy. These rules are made by different government bodies, and they can be created, changed, or removed either temporarily or permanently.​

​Rulemaking process

  1. ​Rulemaking initiated by ODA staff, public petition, or the Oregon legislature.
  2. Draft rules are frequently presented to a rules advisory committee one or more times.
  3. Rules are published in the OR ​Bulletin, ODA rulemaking webpage, and ODA rulemaking email list for public comment. ​
  4. ​A public hearing (typically virtually) is scheduled and written comments can be submitted by members of the public by a set deadline.
  5. ODA Director reviews comments and makes determination on any changes to proposed rules.
  6. Permanent rules are filed with the Oregon Secretary of State to conclude the rulemaking process.

Filed temporary rules

​​Emergency rules to mitigate the risk of highly pathogenic avian influenza:  temp_exhibition_hpai_rules.pdf

Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket general fund grant allocation rules:  ​temp_grasshopper_mormon_cricket.pdf

Proposed rules open for public comment​​

Update the Klamath Headwaters Agricultural Water Quality Rules

​​​​​​Last day for written comments - August 23, 2024 at 5:00 pm

Proposed rules - klamath_headwaters_proposed_rules.pdf

Public comment hearing (virtual)​ information - August 23, 2024 12:00-1:00 pm

MEETING URL: Click here to join the meeting


Meeting ID: 238702319858

Passcode: AXwy5i

Dial-in by phone:  +1 503-446-4951,,775440461#

Updates Livestock Brand Inspection Fee Rules

​​​​​​Last day for written comments - July 26, 2024 at 5:00 pm

Proposed rules - brand_fees_proposed_rules.pdf

Public comment hearing (virtual)​ information - July 15, 2024 3:00-4:00 pm

MEETING URL: Click here to join the meeting​


​​Meeting ID: 283133357631​


Dial-in by phone:  ​+1 503-446-4951,,471516507#

Updates Oregon Noxious Weed Quarantine List

​​​​​​Last day for written comments - July 31, 2024 at 5:00 pm

Proposed rules - proposed_updates_to_noxious_weed_list_rules.pdf

Public comment hearing (virtual)​ information - July 16, 2024 10:00-11:00 am

MEETING URL: Click here to join the meeting​


​​Meeting ID: 292 538 495 205

Passcode: 54idhG

Dial-in by phone:  ​+1 503-446-4951,,168401707#

Updates Confined Animal Feed Operations (CAFO) Rules per SB85

​Please note that the meeting link on this page is the correct one.  We had trouble with the one posted in the attached proposed rules.

​​​​​​Last day for written comments - July 22, 2024 at 5:00 pm

Proposed rules - SB85_proposed_rules.pdf

Public comment hearing (virtual)​ information - July 15, 2024 1:00-2:30 pm

MEETING URL: Click here to join the meeting


Meeting ID: 292 595 496 328​

Passcode: zpffWj

Dial-in by phone

​+1 503-446-4951,,961954697#

Completed public comment hearings

Repeals the C​entral OR Protected District for Brassicas

​​​​​​Last day for written comments - June 28, 2024 at 5:00 pm

Proposed rules -central_or_protected_district_proposed_rules.pdf

Public comment hearing (virtual)​ information - ​June 26, 2024 9-10:30 am

Upcoming rule advisory committee (RAC) meetings

While they can be open to the public, a RAC is for invited participants only to work together and to provide comments to help guide the agency on the rule drafting. 

None scheduled.


Sunny Summers
Senior Policy Advisor
Director's Office
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4565

Submit comments on proposed rules​​​​


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