To facilitate transactions between buyer and seller, the Oregon Shipping Point Inspection Program provides producers, buyers, sellers and handlers of Oregon commodities with competent and highly skilled staff for the certification of their product.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture has a permanent staff of approximately 75 graders, inspectors, samplers and support staff with as many as 80 additional seasonal employees during peak periods. Inspectors are licensed by USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service
, Fresh Products Branch through a cooperative agreement. Our inspectors are experts in evaluating product under customer standards, state grades
, federal grades
, laws, policies and industrial practices thereby providing assurance that products meet or exceed all requirements of domestic and international markets. These services are available in both traditional "online" and alternative inspection
programs . Inspection services are funded through user fees set by recommendations of an advisory board comprised of industry members.