Important News & Notices

Avian Influenza in Douglas County:











  • Oregon Agripedia
    • The Oregon Agripedia combines the information of the Oregon Agricultural Statistics Bulletin, the Oregon Farmer’s Handbook, and the Oregon Agricultural Resources Directory into one handy reference for Oregon agriculture facts, laws, and resources.




Last updated: 02/27/2015


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Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

Federal Code of Regulations on Feed Ban/Processing


(CITE: 21CFR589) NOTE: These regulations have changed.


New Interim rules are in place and in the open comment period.





  • Old Rules:

General Provisions



Animal proteins prohibited in ruminant feed



  • New Rules:

Current BSE announcements



Government Animal Identification Plan





ODA - Division of Animal Health & Identification


Northwest Pilot Project - BEEF


American Sheep Industry Association - See Animal ID









Fact Sheets:






National Animal ID System (USDA-APHIS) (Now know as ... Animal Disease Traceability)
Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)
  • USDA Ag Marketing Service
  • FAQ by Dr. Peel, Oaklahoma State University

Sheep Safety & Quality Assurance







Scrapie Eradication program


through USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)


1-866-USDA-TAG (1-866-873-2824)







Water Quality & Agriculture

You should be aware of the following laws and rules...



Buffer Zones for Pesticides Near Waterbodies 


Listed pesticides being sprayed near listed waterbodies may have new regulations in addition to those on the pesticide label. There may be a buffer zone of a certain distance 20 yards for ground application or 100 yards for aerial application to which you must adhere.


The link takes you to the ODA webpage for more information. The list of pesticides and maps (slow to load) for each affected county are available on line.






2002 Farm Bill



Natural Resources Conservation Service web site

Farm Service Agency Programs