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Harvest season in full swing in many parts of the state! Please be aware of, and courteous to, farm vehicles on roads and highways.

TIPS for HARVEST SAFETY Be informed - be safe! Harvest Safety

Check out these Mouth Watering Recipes!

Handy resources for the younger set: For Kids

 Upcoming Grower Events

SAVE THE DATE!  2014 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention and OWGL Annual Membership Meeting, November 12-15 at Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA (across the Columbia from Hood River). Oregon is host state this year!  Show your support and attend this great event!  Registration opens August 1st; you can reserve your hotel room now – 800-221-7117!

Statewide Wheat Marketing Education Series – the meetings will resume in the fall of 2014, most likely in October.  Check back for details!

All Wheat Producers and industry supporters are invited and encouraged to attend OWGL events. RSVP is not required, but appreciated (except the annual convention). Watch your mailbox and/or inbox for details and RSVP information.

 Latest News

Wheat Industry Mourns Loss of Leader and Friend

OSU Develops High Quality Wheat for Bakers - video link, RFD TV

GMO Field Trials Total 431 in Oregon - Statesman Journal article

Blackleg Disease in the Willamette Valley - Temporary Rule Filed by ODA.  Willamette Valley Protected District map here.

FARM BILL News and Updates

We will post relevant and timely information here as we receive it.  You can also visit www.usda.gov/farmbill. Economic Research Service has also launched a website highlighting some of the economic implications  of the new programs and provisions.

Appropriations – Nutrition; Ag Economy; Farm bill; biofuels; Regs; and Immigration

Waters of the United States’ Rule  (audio link)

 GM Wheat and UG99 (Rust) - a good read forwarded to us by Don Wysocki, OSU Soil Scientist

OWGL Members!  Your SAIF discount on premiums renewing July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 increases to 8%!  Contact your SAIF Representative for details. Thank you for striving to keep workers safe on your farm!