Entries by Anne Johnson

Wild West Seed sees flower interest rising

Wild West Seed Inc. has a quiet but substantial presence in southwest Idaho, where it grows some of its flower seeds and most of its vegetable seed. The Treasure Valley is far and away our biggest production region by acres,” Business Development Manager Matt Hilbert said. “On the vegetable side, most is grown in the […]

OSU names new dean for College of Ag

Alan Sams has been named dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. Alan Sams has been named dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. A new dean is coming to the Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences.The university on Tuesday named Alan Sams to lead the […]

Automation paves the way for West Coast Companies in Salem

By GEORGE PLAVEN Capital Press SALEM, Ore. — Andrew Burleigh knows the concern is there, that robots could soon replace many human workers in agriculture and food processing, but he insists that isn’t the case. Automated systems are not replacing people, Burleigh said, but redefining what they do. For example, instead of hoisting 50-pound bags […]

Oregon Court of Appeals affirms ruling overturning GMO ban

September 26, 2017 A ruling that invalidated a GMO ban in Oregon’s Josephine County has been affirmed on appeal. The Oregon Court of Appeals has affirmed that a prohibition against genetically engineered crops in Josephine County is pre-empted by state law. Voters in Josephine County approved the ban in 2014, nearly a year after state […]

Native seed business takes root

Craig Edminster started Pacific NW Natives in 1996. Craig Edminster with his daughters Michele Santoyo, left, and Sarah Stutzman, right. Although Michele and Sarah helped in the fields growing up, it was only in the past couple of years that they decided to work full-time for the company. ALBANY, Ore.- Sarah Stutzman and Michele Santoyo […]

Lebanon resident wins seed award

Jul 30, 2017 The Oregon Seed Association’s Scholarship Committee recognized two talented young women as recipients of the OSA Memorial Scholarship Award during its 2017 Summer Convention, held in June, at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes in Bend. Awards to Nicole Cavill and Brenda Birrueta were presented at their respective high school awards ceremonies in […]

Albany Democrat Herald-At Our Best

Aug 12, 2017 OSU students win fellowships The Oregon Seed Association Scholarship Committee recognized two Oregon State University as recipients of the Kent Wiley Jr. Fellowship during its mid-winter meeting, held Jan. 10 at the Salem Convention Center. At the time of the award, Tara Bergland was a first-year graduate student researching the efficacy of […]

Ports hail longshore contract extension

The Pacific Maritime Association says it has reached a three-year contract extension with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union hopefully preventing any work slowdowns like one three years ago that damaged agricultural and non-agricultural exports and the U.S. economy. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association have agreed to a three-year […]

DLF and Zaad set up new joint venture in South Africa

Roskilde, Denmark & Cape Town, South Africa                                                            June 19, 2017 DLF Seeds A/S (“DLF Seeds”) and Zaad Holdings Limited (“Zaad”), announced today that they have formed an alliance and agreed to enter into a joint venture, which shall be effective from July 1, 2017 (“Joint Venture”). The Joint Venture shall be known as DLF Seeds […]