Canola rule under fire

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Oregon's new rule allowing canola production in the Willamette Valley will be under fire in the legislature this session.

Addressing Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Katy Coba, Sen. Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, said he believes allowing canola in the valley threatens a lucrative specialty seed industry.

"I think we have a real risk here," Prozanski said, "because we are trying to co-exist, instead of making certain before we re-introduce something in here and potentially ruin an industry that has demonstrated to be a very lucrative field for the state of Oregon."

House Bill 2427 would ban canola production in the valley.

Read more at Capital Press.

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