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Wednesday, June 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate drops language after ag groups object »
The Oregon Legislature began a special session today at the direction of Gov. Kate Brown, but one of the measures it won’t...
Wednesday, June 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oregon requires masks in seven counties »
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is requiring that face coverings be worn in indoor public spaces in seven counties, effe...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kotek, OAN leaders discuss impact of COVID regulations »
In a meeting with OAN leaders last Friday, Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland) said that Oregon has successfully...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gov. Brown talks COVID, economy with OAN leaders »
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown discussed the current and future state of the Oregon economy and the COVID pandemic during a Zoom m...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
State offers help meeting COVID sanitation requirements »
The Oregon Food Security and Farmworker Safety Program is now offering financial assistance for farmers that are incurri...
Tuesday, May 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Press Release: 2020 Farwest Show canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic »
Portland, Oregon (May 22, 2020) — The 2020 Farwest Show in Portland, Oregon has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic...
Friday, May 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oregon retailers reopen with OHA guidance »
As part of the first phase of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s plan to reopen Oregon’s economy, the Oregon Health Authority...
Friday, May 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oregon restrictions continue despite county judge ruling »
The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that Gov. Kate Brown’s statewide stay-at-home orders, which are gradually being loosene...
Friday, May 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
2020 Farwest Show canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic »
The Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) Board of Directors has announced the cancellation ofthe 2020 Farwest Show becaus...
Wednesday, May 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Banks, Credit Unions offer advice on business loans »
A variety of loan programs remain available to Oregon's agricultural businesses, according to association executives repre...
Wednesday, May 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oregon OSHA delays COVID rule enforcement »
Oregon OSHA announced it will delay, until June 1, enforcement of the temporary rule for field sanitation, worker transp...
Wednesday, May 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
OAN, others discuss field sanitation rule with state officials »
The OAN and other agricultural groups took part in a conference call May 5, 2020 with the Oregon Department of Agriculture...
Wednesday, April 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oregon OSHA releases ag safety rules for COVID-19 »
Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a new set of temporary rules for agricultural ope...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
OAN comments on proposed OHA farmworker guidance »
OAN and the Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) have commented on proposed interim guidance regarding COVID-19 for agricultural worke...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Governor rejects request to delay carbon executive order »
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has rejected a request by 22 business associations (including the OAN) to delay implementation of&n...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oregon Legislature considers COVID-19 special session »
Oregon’s top elected leaders, including the governor and leaders from both parties in the House and Senate, still have not...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oregon OSHA considering stricter field sanitation rules »
The Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) is analyzing possible rulemaking by the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Ad...
Friday, March 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
SAIF approves $10 million COVID-19 worker safety fund »
The SAIF board of directors has approved a $10 million COVID-19 worker safety fund. The fund is designed to support employ...
Friday, March 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Garden retailers offer 'safer shopping' measures to help customers practice healthy gardening »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wilsonville — March 27, 2020 — As a bittersweet side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Federal sick leave requirements begin April 1 »
The U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a federal mandate, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), to...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stay Home Order - What it means for Nurseries and Garden Centers »
On Monday, March 23, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued her newest in a series of executive orders — Executive Order 2020–12...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
35,000 additional H-2B visas issued for fiscal year 2020 »
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released 35,000 supplemental temporary H-2B visas for the second half o...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
APHIS issues $70 million to combat plant pests and diseases »
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is allocating a little more than $63 million to support 357 projects in the Plan...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Imported boxwood, euonymus, and holly must be inspected »
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is now requiring all Buxus spp., Euonymus spp., and Ilex...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Katie Dubow to give keynote speech at 2020 Farwest Show »
Green industry trendspotter and market researcher Katie Dubow will provide a glimpse into the future when she delivers thi...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
🔒 Chlorpyrifos ban dies, but likely to return in 2021 »
House Bill 4109 , a proposed ban on the pesticide chlorpyrifos, was among the bills that died last week when the Oregon Le...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
🔒 Gov. Brown issues executive order on climate change »
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday signed an executive order addressing climate change, following the Oregon Legislature's...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative walkout continues as Sunday adjournment looms »
Both the Oregon House and Senate continued to be without a quorum Tuesday — the seventh day since Republicans in both cham...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources available from state, U.S. »
The Oregon Health Authority has set up a website with regularly updated information on the spread of COVID-19, a respira...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chlorpyrifos ban advances to full Oregon Senate »
The Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources last night approved House Bill 4109, a bill to ban the pesticide...
Tuesday, February 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
GOP shuts down legislature over carbon bill »
Republican lawmakers have shut down Oregon’s legislative process over their objections to Senate Bill 1530 , the proposed...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
OAN weighs in on need to amend corporate activities tax »
OAN Executive Director Jeff Stone last week testified on House Bill 4009 , which would clarify implementation of the corp...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Be in the Farwest Show marketing campaign »
Farwest Show exhibitors and OAN members are invited to get their photo taken for Farwest’s promotional materials at t...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Zielinski discusses the importance of crop diversification »
Scott Zielinski, the owner of Windsor Island Co., talked about his upbringing on the Zielinski family farm and the generat...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Water measurement and reporting bill dies in committee »
  A proposed bill to mandate that water users must report their measured water use to the Oregon Water Resources D...

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