Alexis Taylor

Taylor: Oregon Ag Has Shown Resilience, Importance Over Past Two Years
Taylor: Oregon Ag Has Shown Resilience, Importance Over Past Two Years
The past two years have been very challenging for the farming community across the Pacific Northwest. In case last year’s pandemic and economic shutdown we’re not enough, farmers across the area had to deal with a variety of historic weather struggles this year, from extreme cold to start 2021, to record heat, drought and wildfire smoke just to name a few. But the O ...
Oregon Senate Approves Drought Heat Assistance
Oregon Senate Approves Drought Heat Assistance
On Monday, the Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 892, directing the state Department of Agriculture to establish a disaster assistance program. Lawmakers allocated $40 million to a new, one-of-a-kind program to help mitigate economic losses farmers and ranchers suffered because of natural disasters in 2021, which included an ice storm, record heat, drought and wildfire smoke ...
Fifteen Oregon Projects Awarded Specialty Crop Block Grant Funds
Fifteen Oregon Projects Awarded Specialty Crop Block Grant Funds
The Oregon Department of Agriculture has announced the projects awarded Specialty Crop Block Grant funding this year. The 15 projects across the state will share roughly $2 million all together. Awardees this year include: Chemeketa Community College Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation Oregon Department of Agriculture (two awards for the Insect Pest Prevention and Management Program)

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