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The Oregon Department of Agriculture recently released its annual compilation of Oregon Agriculture Facts & Figures. The publication details production statistics for 2017 and export statistics for 2016 and shows an industry that remains a stable and important contributor to Oregon’s economy. 

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Oregon always has been an agricultural state, known for both the quantity and diversity of its products. There’s wheat, beef, potatoes and onions from Eastern Oregon; grass seed, vegetables, and nuts from the Willamette Valley; and fruit from the Columbia River Gorge and Southern Oregon.

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Beaverton Foods is known in the specialty foods industry for innovative flavors, but the almost 90-year-old family business’s success involves more than the ability to mix ingredients.

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President Donald Trump has made resolving perceived trade inequities a priority of his administration. Most recently, the United States and Mexico agreed to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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The latest quarterly revenue forecast from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis shows both the importance of fiscal reform and some of the reasons that meaningful change has been so difficult to achieve in Oregon.

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Across Oregon districts are offering more courses and programs in Career Technical Education (CTE) due to increased funding from Measure 98 passed in November 2016. 

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As Young Entrepreneurs Business Week (YEBW) completed its 2018 summer camps, leaders and volunteers saw reasons to be encouraged about the program and Oregon’s future workforce. 

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The most recent meeting of the Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction, held Tuesday at the Capitol, featured compelling and consistent testimony from business voices about issues that must be addressed if a carbon reduction policy is passed by the Legislature.

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The seventh Annual Oregon Coastal Caucus Economic Summit drew about 700 participants to the Chinook Winds Casino and Resort in Lincoln City to focus on issues important to economic development on the Oregon Coast.

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Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) has a new chief executive officer effective October 8. The board held a special meeting on August 21 and voted to appoint Sandra (Sandi) McDonough as its new leader. 

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