Category Archives: Seed Industry

Seeding Canola, Ceding the Willamette

The debate around canola production in Oregon’s Willamette Valley is not new. For years proponents have lobbied to remove planting restrictions to encourage canola production for biofuel. (See OSA’s statement from 2007.) The canola exclusion zones were put in place … Continue reading

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Farmer Seed Stewardship: Theresa and Dan Podoll

Prairie Road Organic Seed Theresa and Dan Podoll Fullerton, North Dakota Theresa and Dan Podoll stand out as pioneers of organic seed production in the Northern Plains. Though they describe themselves as “isolated” in their region, farming near Fullerton, North … Continue reading

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Oregon Legislators Should Vote ‘Yes’ on HB 2427

I grew up working and playing in the Oregon countryside next to fields of broccoli, corn, beets, and beans. Strawberry picking was my first job at age 12, as soon as I could get my social security card. I spent … Continue reading

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Deadline Extended! Apply Now for Student Seed Symposium

Student Organic Seed Symposium  Applications Accepted Through March 15 CONTACT Kathleen Wood, Student Organic Seed Symposium, (719) 671-3509, organicseedsymposium@gmail.com Mt. Vernon, WA – The Student Organic Seed Symposium organizing committee is proud to announce the dates for the second annual symposium, … Continue reading

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Farmer Seed Stewardship: Andrew Still and Sarah Kleeger

Adaptive Seeds Andrew Still and Sarah Kleeger Sweet Home, Oregon  In 2006, Andrew Still and Sarah Kleeger set out on a four-month journey spanning Northern and Eastern Europe. They dubbed this trip the “Seed Ambassadors Project,” where the objective of … Continue reading

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