Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

The Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission funds production research for six vegetables used for processing: snap beans, broccoli, table beets, carrots, cauliflower and sweet corn. Research funds come from assessments paid by growers, collected by processors and remitted annually to the Commission.

Eleven members comprise the Commission – seven producers, three processors representatives and one public member. The director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture appoints commissioners who can serve a maximum of two consecutive three year terms. 

State law (ORS Chapter 576) governs the operation of Oregon commodity commissions like the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission. The law creates the Commission and establishes the maximum assessment rate the Vegetable Commission can levy, 0.5% of the value of the commodity. All of Oregon's 26 commodity commissions are under the jurisdiction of the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Annual Processed Vegetable Grower Meeting

January 30, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Linn County Fair & Expo
3700 Knox Butte Road
Albany, Oregon

Commission Members

Ernie Pearmine, Chairman, Producer, Gervais – Term expires 6/30/2018
Scott Zielinski, Vice Chairman, Producer, Salem – Term expires 6/30/2020
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
Jeff Ediger, Producer, Dayton, – Term expires 6/30/2018
Jim Gerig, Public, Aurora– Term expires 6/30/2018
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 Handler,  – Term expires 6/30/2020

Important Dates

OPVC Research Proposal Presentations, February 7, 2018 - 8:30am
Linn County Ext Office 33630, McFarland Rd, Tangent, Oregon

Contact the Commission Office:

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

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



There are no upcoming events at this time.

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...