SALEM, Ore. — The State Board of Agriculture plays an essential role for Oregon agriculture. Board members bring broad perspectives and expertise to issues, provide connections to industry sectors, and serve as advocates for the agriculture industry in general.
Oregon’s farmers, ranchers, fishers, and food processors are the heart of one of the state’s most important economic sectors. With a $50 billion annual economic impact, Oregon agriculture plays a huge role in the state’s economy and the lives of Oregonians’ by providing food, beverages, agricultural products, and services.
The Board issues a biennial report to the Governor and Legislative Assembly regarding the status of Oregon’s agriculture industry. This report serves as an opportunity for the State Board of Agriculture to highlight facts and figures about Oregon agriculture, economic impact by regions of the state, and share some of the key issues in Oregon agriculture.
Water quantity and quality, a thriving agricultural workforce, market access and market development, agricultural land use, and investments in value-added agriculture are priorities for the Board. We encourage you to contact the Board members to learn more about these important issues.
— Oregon Department of Agriculture
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