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    field cornQualified new and expanding farmers have access to low interest loans

    The average age of farm operator in Oregon is increasing and above the national average. One way to try and reverse the trend is to provide financial assistance to young and beginning farmers who often don’t have the resources to get started or to expand their operations. The Beginning and Expanding Farmer Loan Program, better known as the Aggie Bond Program, is now up and running, ready to provide affordable financing to farmers who need to make capital purchases...

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ODA pollinator incident information
ODA has completed its investigation of bee deaths in Wilsonville and three other sites in Oregon. Check this page for updated information and resources.

Pollinator incident web page

Food Safety Modernization Act
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Willamette Valley canola control area 
House Bill 2427, adopted into law following Governor Kitzhaber's signature, establishes a moratorium on the growing of canola in the Willamette Valley Protected District except for 500 acres to be grown for research purposes. Check this page for more information, including an updated map.

Canola control area web page

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