Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

 Public Hearing Notice

7:00 pm - April 25, 2018
ODA Hawthorne Facility
151 Hawthorne Ave. NE
Salem, Oregon

A public hearing will be held to receive comments on the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission’s 2018-2019 fiscal year proposed budget and the assessment rates for the 2018 crop year. The commission is also proposing the removal of commissioner term limits. Members of the public are welcome to present their comments, either orally at the hearing or in writing. Please submit written comments by 4:00 pm April 24, 2018 to jennifer@oregonspuds.com.

2018 Proposed Assessment Rates 
The commission determines assessment rates based on the research to be funded, administrative costs and any carryover or deficit from prior years. Oregon statute limits the maximum assessment to 1/2 of 1 percent (0.5%) of the average price paid to growers during the past three years for each commodity. All of the figures below are based on net tonnage except corn, which is calculated on a gross tonnage basis.

  2018 Proposed 2016 Actual Maximum Allowed
Beans $0.942          $1.038        $1.136               
Beets 0.000          0.048        no research            
Broccoli 2.489          2.411        2.633               
Carrots 0.000          0.474        no research            
Cauliflower 1.830          1.419        2.032               
Sweet Corn 0.233          0.241        0.481               



Commission Members

Ernie Pearmine, Chairman, Producer, Gervais – Term expires 6/30/2018
Kim Frahm, Handler, Albany  – Term expires 6/30/2019
Matthew Cook, Producer, Albany – Term expires 6/30/2020
Tim Berning, Handler, Stayton – Term expires 6/30/2018
Jessica Blakley  – Term expires 6/30/2020
Jeff Ediger, Producer, Dayton, – Term expires 6/30/2018
Jim Gerig, Public, Aurora– Term expires 6/30/2019
Ryan Koch, Producer, Canby – Term expires 6/30/2020
Vacant Producer 1, – Term expires 6/30/2018
Vacant Producer 2, – Term expires 6/30/2019
Vacant Producer 3,  – Term expires 6/30/2020



Contact the Commission Office:

Jennifer Fletcher Administrator
9320 SW Barbur Blvd #130
Portland, OR 97219

Phone:  503-239-4763
Email: opvcresearch@gmail.com or jennifer@oregonspuds.com



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OPVC Reports

corn Supersweet corn variety yield and processing trial

Objectives: To evaluate yield, uniformity, plant characteristics, and ear characteristics in the field, and processed quality of new varietal introductions of supersweet (sh2) corn.

beans Transfer of Genetic Disease Resistance and Somatic Cell Manipulation of Beans


  • To test interspecific hybrids previously obtained for disease resistance.
  • To design methods to redifferentiate plants from bean tissue culture by...
beans Control of grey mold and white mold of snap beans (1986)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Mary Powelson and M. Nelson
OSU Dept of Botany and Plant Pathology


  1. To identify potential...
tractor Control of Wild Proso Millet (1986)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Raquel Fernandez and Myron Shenk


In the greenhouse and in the field

  1. Study the influence...
broccoli Broccoli Breeding (1986)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Baggett
OSU Dept of Horticulture


  1. Develop broccoli varieties for processing in Western Oregon...
beans Dark pod discoloration of snap beans (1986)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Harry Mack
OSU Dept of Horticulture


  1. To determine the relationship between iron concentrations in...
corn Wild Proso Millet Control in Sweet Corn (1986)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

K.Peterson, R. McReynolds, R. William, and Bill Braunworth
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Wild proso millet infests about 4,000...

carrots Testing carrot breeding lines for resistance to the Motley Dwarf Virus Complex (1986)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Jim Baggett      
OSU Dept. of Horticulture


  1. Test carrot breeding lines...
Vegetation Management in Snap Beans


Determine most efficient use rates of Cobra with Dual to minimize crop injury and maximize weed control.

Assess tolerance of snap beans to herbicides such as...

Regional Pest Monitoring Program

Principle investigator: Jessica Green (OSU Horticulture)

VegNet is a regional pest monitoring and reporting network serving the Oregon processed vegetable industry, managed by the OSU...