February 2008

February 26th

A February 2008 report followed the economic footprint of agricultural products as they traveled from producers to processors, wholesalers and retailers. The report, titled "Oregon Agriculture and the Economy," found that Oregon's agriculture industry was linked directly and indirectly to $25.8 billion in sales of goods and services in 2005, accounting for 10.6 percent of the statewide total. The report, the first since 2000 to assess agriculture's economic ripple effect on the state, also found that Oregon's agriculture industry directly or indirectly supported 214,511 full- or part-time jobs in 2005, making up 10.1 percent of total positions.

February 1st

OSU professors receive prestigious award from Soil Science Society of America for their collaborative work in soil microbiology.