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Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Legislature adjourns; driver's license bill passes on last day »
  The 2019 session of the Oregon Legislature was a mixed bag for the nursery industry, with one major victory, num...
Thursday, May 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
OAN members get FREE passes for Farwest Show »
Registration for the Farwest Show has officially opened. The show takes place August 21–23 at the Oregon Convention Center...
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USDA updates information on P. ramorum outbreak »
The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has updated its earlier report of an outbreak of Phytophtho...
8 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
Group abandons repeal of $1 billion Oregon business tax »
The group Oregon Manufacturers & Commerce announced last week it won’t proceed with a ballot box initiative...
Thursday, June 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Walkout throws Legislature into uncertainty »
The proposed carbon cap-and-trade bill appears dead, and the fate of several other bills is uncertain at best, in the wake...
Thursday, June 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Driver's license bill advances to Friday committee vote »
The Oregon Legislature’s Joint Ways and Means Committee is expected to vote Friday on the Equal Access to Roads Act, aka...
Thursday, June 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Carbon cap and trade bill moves to the House »
The Oregon Legislature’s Joint Committee on Ways and Means approved House Bill 2020 on a party line vote. The pr...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislature keeps irrigation appeal rights the same for now »
The Oregon Legislature did not move forward this session with proposed legislation to change how irrigation shutdown order...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
🔒 OAN leaders visit with members of Congress, federal officials in D.C. »
OAN President Mike Hiller, Government Relations Committee Chair Leigh Geschwill and Executive Director Jeff Stone met with...
Thursday, May 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
OPB examines the driver’s license issue »
Oregon Public Broadcasting examined the effort to pass House Bill 2015 , the Equal Access to Roads Act.  ...
Thursday, May 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Proposed farm equipment tax clarification delayed »
The Oregon Legislature will not act this session on House Bill 2264 , which would have clarified how county assessors s...
Thursday, May 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
OAN leaders to lobby in Washington, D.C. next week »
Key OAN leaders including President Mike Hiller and Government Relations Committee Chair Leigh Geschwill will travel to Wa...
Thursday, May 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oregon Legislature approves business activity tax »
On Monday, the Oregon Senate approved House Bill 3427 , which will impose a 0.57 percent commercial activity tax on...
Wednesday, May 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chlorpyrifos ban resurfaces in Oregon Legislature »
A proposed ban on chlorpyrifos is scheduled for a hearing today in the House Rules Committee. House Bill 2619 would pr...
Wednesday, May 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fessler concerned about costs of cap-and-trade bill »
Woodburn Nursery & Azaleas Inc. and owner Tom Fessler were featured in Oregon Public Broadcasting’s coverage of...
Wednesday, May 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Business tax increase delayed in the Oregon Senate »
House Bill 3427, which would tax business sales of more than $1 million, was delayed after Republican Senators didn’t show...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oregon Legislature looking at corporate tax to fund schools »
A variety of revenue measures are being considered in Salem this session, and one is a proposed corporate activities tax i...
Thursday, April 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill would clarify taxation on farm equipment and machinery »
The Oregon Legislature is considering a bill that would clarify direction to county assessors on how they handle farm equi...
Thursday, April 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pesticide-related bills would no longer restrict neonicotinoids »
The number of bills that would restrict pesticide use has decreased considerably in the Oregon Legislature due to the Apri...
Thursday, April 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Equal Access to Roads Act scheduled for hearing next week »
An OAN-backed bill that would allow residents get a driver’s license without having to prove citizenship status is schedul...
Thursday, April 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
OSU, nurseries report flooding due to heavy rains »
Flooding in the northern, middle and southern Willamette Valley over the past several days has caused extensive problems i...
Friday, April 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Members earn discount admission to Garden Gala »
Connect with our colleagues over at The Oregon Garden and support their mission by registering to attend the Garden Gala,...
Friday, April 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
OSU IPM issues seasonal pest activity reminders »
Robin Rosetta, associate professor and extension entomologist of Oregon State University, used the Pacific Northwest Nurse...
Friday, April 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Federal judge rules H-2A wage hike will stand »
A federal judge is upholding the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) increase for 2019, which raised the minimum wage for H-2A...
Friday, April 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
OAN endorses bill restoring ability to transfer stored water rights »
OAN testified on Tuesday in support of Senate Bill 946 , which pertains to the processing of water rights transfers for s...
Monday, April 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
OAN testifies against bills to reclassify neonics, ban chlorpyrifos »
On Tuesday afternoon, the Oregon Association of Nurseries testified against nearly-identical bills — House Bill 3058 and S...
Monday, March 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
🔒 Members invited to shop the Columbia Sportswear employee store »
OAN Members are invited to shop at the Columbia Sportswear employee store from March 8–31 and receive the employee-discoun...
Monday, March 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Samurai wasp studied as brown marmorated stink bug control »
David Lowenstein, at postdoctoral research associate at Oregon State University, is helping to explore the idea of using t...
Monday, March 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pesticide bills would ban chlorpryifos, restrict neonics »
Separate but similar bills in the Oregon Legislature would both ban all pesticides containing chlorpyrifos, and also recla...
Monday, March 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
OAN engaged in legislative search for revenue sources »
The Democratic supermajority in the Oregon Legislature is searching for possible revenue sources to support funding increa...
Monday, March 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Welcome to the new www.oan.org »
Welcome to the relaunched version of www.oan.org, which went live on March 1. We have redesigned the site to bring it in l...
Friday, March 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
OAN provides feedback on two water supply bills »
The Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) is pushing for additional funding to support and expedite groundwater studies th...
Friday, March 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Retail and Greenhouse chapters propose to merge together »
The boards of the OAN Retail Chapter and the OAN Greenhouse Chapter have proposed merging the two chapters into a new, com...
Friday, March 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Investigators uncover fraudulent ID ring based in Woodburn »
A Woodburn man pleaded guilty on Tuesday in federal court to accusations that he helped a criminal group produce more th...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A homegrown connection for the holidays »
By Jeff Stone Every household has a holiday tradition, as does every culture. In Mexico, the Day of the Virgin of G...

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