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Seed Feeds The World – PSA TV Spot

Please see the You Tube video below that the Pacific Seed Association has produced.  Not only will this one minute commercial be used on social media, but it will also be televised across 13 states within PSA’s Geographic area. Roger Batt Pacific Seed Association http://youtu.be/1mHH6m_DZMA

Farm Bill Seed Amendment – Update

State Friends: Thank you to all of you who have weighed in with Congress on the amendment impacting seed imports. We are down to the wire in the Senate. If you have reached out before to your Senate offices now would be a good time to remind them that this amendment is important. Here’s the […]

Asulox Herbicide

For those of you in the Alfalfa Seed Industry, attached is a newly approved label for Asulox as an herbicide for Alfalfa Seed grown in Idaho. Thank you, Roger Batt Pacific Seed Association

EPA Makes Emergency Exempted and Special Local Needs Pesticide Products Available in Indian Country Nationwide

EPA Pesticide Program Updates From EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs www.epa.gov/pesticides EPA Makes Emergency Exempted and Special Local Needs Pesticide Products Available in Indian Country Nationwide On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe finalized a program to allow growers in Indian country nationwide to use certain registered pesticide products not currently available for use in […]

Oregon Seed Council Update-May 29, 2013

I attended the Oregon Seed Council meeting last night with Bryan Muntz, and have prepared the following update. If you have any questions about the following, please do not hesitate to call: 503-858-4416. Updates from the Commissions and the OSC committees were brief, and some had no report to offer at all. A bulk of […]

Important update from ISDA

Please see the attached materials about the wheat issue in Oregon. Director Gould will be on the phone this afternoon reaching out to you. Our office is monitoring this issue very closely, and we are cooperating with our partners on the state and federal side. USDA news release GE wheat 5-28-13 BRS_QA_Biotech_and_USDA FAQ_BRS_GE_Wheat_Detection If you […]

State board of ag to meet

The Oregon State Board of Agriculture will meet in Salem June 5-6. On day one, the board will hold a round-table discussion with industry representatives on legislative developments. Also, the Oregon Farm Bureau will provide an overview of congressional efforts to reform U.S. immigration policy. On day two, the board will hear from a panel […]

Ergot warning issued in Eastern Oregon

The Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center is warning grass seed growers to be alert for ergot. The alert notes that ergot spore production is coinciding with flowering in perennial ryegrass in the Columbia Basin. Spores typically are produced ahead of flowering. “When they coincide, then we have big ergot years,” said Phil Hamm, director […]

Summer Convention Early Bird Sign Up Ends May 24th

We are just six weeks away from the OSA Summer Convention at Salishan, and we hope you can all attend. If you have not already registered, we encourage you to do so now. Early bird pricing ends May 24. Sign up now to avoid paying an additional 10% for registration fees. Convention registration forms and […]