Important News & Notices


Veterinary Feed Directive – how medically important antibiotics can be legally used in feed or water for food-producing animals:

Armyworms in Pastures (Summer 2017)

Armyworm larvae have been defoliating pastures, robbing livestock of their forage and leaving nothing for the bale wagon. Below is some information on the armyworm, including what it is, how to identify it, monitoring for it, and treatment options.
    What? - Armyworms in Grass Pastures and Corn in Western Oregon (EM 8919)
    Two Alerts - Seed Crop Pest Alert (2017) and Pest Alert: True Armyworms (2016)
    Monitoring for Moths - Plastic Bucket Trap Protocol
    Monitoring for Larvae – Scout the fields for number of larvae per square foot
- Pasture and grass hay-Armyworm and cutworm (PNW Insect Control Handbook)
Contact or 541-231-3016 for consultation on this issue and these materials.


Winter Cutworm in pastures, crops, and turf (Winter 2015-16):










Avian Influenza in Douglas County:


Farm Bill Information



  • 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.


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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)


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.