Welcome

logo for web  Click here for full information and registration form.   But HURRY! Deadline to reserve your hotel room at The Grand Hotel (Wheat Day)  is January 28th.

Lucky You!  The Hotel deadline has been extended to Monday, February 2nd

Wheat Day at the Capitol and Hotel information.

Registration form.

 Farm Bill Updates

ARC…PLC…SCO…Alphabet soup?  No, these are the new Farm Bill Programs.  Go HERE for the most timely and relevant information.  

 Upcoming Grower Events

Grower Education Workshops and Other Events:

Central Oregon Wheat Growers Workshop - February 4th, 3:30 pm, Central Oregon Farm Fair; 5:30 social/dinner at Erickson Air Museum- RSVP deadline Jan 30!!

OWGL Board of Directors Meeting (prior to Grower Seminar for Wheat Day at the Capitol) – February 12, Salem Conference Center

 “Wheat Day at the Capitol”, Grower Seminar, & Oregon’s Birthday Celebration. -February 12, 13, Salem – Call 541-276-7330 to RSVP!

Union/Baker Counties wheat growers/grass seed growers annual meeting – OSU Extension, La Grande, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm – breakfast, lunch provided.

Statewide Wheat Marketing Education SeriesFebruary 19th at 8:00 am PST via Polycom videoconference.  Check the listing for the location nearest you, then call to RSVP your attendance.

Oregon Wheat Commission Research Review- February 19, OSU La Salls Steward Center, Corvallis

Oregon Wheat Commission Meeting- February 20, OSU La Salls Steward Center, Corvallis

Farm Bill Seminar with Art Barnaby, The Dalles – February 23, hosted by Mid Columbia Producers, with partial lunch sponsorship by OWGL

Family Farm Success Seminar- Austin Family Business Program – March 11, 2015


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

 Latest News

Women in Agriculture Conference scheduled in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska.

OSU offers Private Pesticide Applicator Exam pre-exam workshops:
2015 press release pest training
2015  Pest Training Agenda

Family Agricultural Management Transition workshops offered.

Snake River Dredging Scheduled to Begin – PNWA release 1/6/15

State agencies clarify response to pesticide incidents - ODA press release, 1/12/15

**NEW!**   Oregon Wheat magazine will have a new look and feel beginning with the February issue!   Advertisers:  Contact our new ad sales rep, Kim Morgan, at kmorgan@ndpub.com to expand your message to all Oregon wheat producers and beyond in future issues.

Reminder! If you contributed to the Oregon WheatPAC by December 31st, you qualify for the Oregon tax credit of up to $100 afforded on your 2014 tax return.  Contact your tax preparer for more information.

USDA Announces Whole Farm Rev Protection Insurance Rollout  (12-9-14)

Monsanto Wheat Litigation Settlement Announced - Monsanto reached a settlement with soft white wheat farmers in the PNW. Click here for information and to file your claim if you sold SWW between May 30 and November 30, 2013.


 

OWGL Members!  Your member benefit on SAIF policies renewing July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 increases to 8%!  Contact your SAIF Representative for details. Must carry a membership with OWGL in good standing to qualify and keep this discount.