SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon State Board of Agriculture will hold its quarterly meeting on May 18-19, 2021 by video/conference call(s). To attend you must join the meeting remotely. Call in details are available on each agenda.
The meeting agendas and pre-meeting materials are available on the State Board of Agriculture webpage for your reference.
Tuesday, May 18
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Workgroup meetings
- Board member workgroup B will meet at 5:30 pm to review board resolutions. A list of resolutions under review by the workgroup is available on the workgroup agenda and listed below. See workgroup B agenda.
Wednesday, May 19
8:30 am – 12:15 pm – Board meeting
- The draft meeting agenda includes budget updates from the ODA, and ODA Produce Safety Program update, a panel discussion on planning for long-term agricultural water supply in Oregon, a pubic comment period, and a panel discussion on agricultural land use with the Department of Land Conservation and Development. The meeting will conclude with a resolution workgroup report and other board business. A final agenda will be posted prior to the meeting date.
Resolutions under review
Resolutions under review are listed below and available in the resolution packet. Please note the Board of Agriculture requests public comments address specific issues and propose specific language changes to resolutions under review.
Resolutions under review beginning in 2021:
2021 Workgroup B:
266 – Collective Bargaining for Agricultural Workers and Employers
314 – Permitted uses on lands zoned exclusive farm use and on high-value farmland agricultural land
To provide written public comments to the Board, submit written comments by email to Karla Valness at email@example.com
Verbal comments will be limited to three minutes and will be heard in the public comment period (agenda item 5) at approximately 10:30 am on Wednesday, May 19. To provide verbal comments, you must contact Karla Valness at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to 5:00 pm, Thursday, May 13 and provide the following information:
- Your first and last name
- The topic of your comment
- The telephone number you will be using when calling the meeting
Contact Karla Valness for information regarding the meeting or to request ADA accommodations – 48 hours advance notice is requested.
— Oregon Department of Agriculture
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