November 2009

November 23rd

Richer nations with competitive crop production and few trade barriers would fare the best if climate change, weather events or other factors cause yields of grain and oilseed crops to become more volatile, according to a study. By this criteria, the United States is poised to do well, but France would come out on top, according to the study of 21 countries conducted by economists at Oregon State University. The study, which was published in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, forecasted how changes in yields of grain and oilseed crops would impact the inflation-adjusted gross domestic product (real GDP) of each country's agricultural sector.

November 19th

A newly refurbished Food for Oregon Web site provides a database of local and regional food resources for families and communities to improve food security.

November 9th

Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences has honored four alumni for their professional achievements. They are Ken Bailey, of Orchard View Farms in The Dalles; Joseph Chapman, president of North Dakota State University; Colby Marshall, who works for U.S. Rep. Greg Walden; and Gary Perdew, who is the director of the Center for Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis at Penn State University.

November 3rd

Five adult volunteers from across the state will be inducted into the Oregon 4-H Hall of Fame during their county recognition nights in November. The 2009 Hall of Fame inductees are: Patricia Combest, Marion County; Mike and Gail Mann, Linn County; Nellie Oehler, Benton County; and Vern Struble, Benton County.