A note from your CEO, Amanda Hoey
A new chapter in Oregon Wheat unfolded this year as the organization transitioned executive leadership. When I joined in January, it was clear that OWGL would be leading through a complex landscape of issues for producers: new trade dynamics, further pressure on pesticide regulations, a pending EIS for the Columbia River System and a contentious short legislative session, to name a few. What I could not have expected was the additional layer of a global pandemic. Labels of “essential” took on new meaning in March, with the widespread closures of our communities’ economies. It was important that Oregon Wheat adapt to the changes and further our priorities to continue to ensure stability in wheat supply, logistics and needed producer support. We did not skip a beat. Rather, we enhanced our presence and identified opportunities to continue successfully advocating for our wheat producers.
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