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Shipping Point Inspection

​​​The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) facilitates transactions between buyers and sellers. Through the Shipping Point Inspection Program, ODA provides competent and highly-skilled staff to certify Oregon commodities.

Third-party grading

Produce is often purchased directly from producers on a contractual basis with grade, size, maturity, and other quality stipulations defined in the contract. ODA provides unbiased official sampling, grading, and certification, giving confidence of fairness and equity to each party's interest.

Alternative inspection programs

​Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) federal/state inspectors from ODA train the customer's inspection staff to perform inspections using federal and state grade standards, inspection techniques, and procedures. Grades and procedures are verified and certified under an audit-based system by FSIS.​

​​​​Shipping point districts

There are five Shipping Point districts throughout the state of Oregon – Hermiston, Hood River, Medford, Ontario, and Salem.  Each district specializes in different agricultural commodities and serves the producers in their region. Find your Shipping Point District on our map. 



Hermiston District
30588 Feedville Rd
Hermiston, OR 97838
Phone: 541-567-2251
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Hood River District
1100 East Marina Way, Ste 119
Hood River, OR 97031
Phone: 541-386-2040
Medford District
PO Box 280
Merrill, OR 97603
Phone: 541-891-2993
Salem District
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4620
Ontario District
PO Box 459
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: 541-889-5274