Bread Company Sold & Watershed Targeted
Seven small watersheds in Oregon are being targeted for special attention to address agricultural water quality concerns. It's part of a new strategic approach that aims to document improvement by landowners. The Oregon Department of Agriculture has adopted a more proactive approach that concentrates technical and financial resources into smaller, specific geographic areas. John Byers, manager of ODA's Agricultural Water Quality Program, says that approach has already had a trial run.
BYERS: We did strategic implementation area tests in Wasco and in Clackamas counties. They were exceedingly successful to such an extent that, in those small watersheds, we calculate that we have 99 percent compliance with our water quality rules."
Milwaukie, OR based Dave's Killer Bread is being bought by Georgia's Flowers Foods in a deal worth $275-million dollars. Dave Dahl, co-founder and the namesake is excited about seeing the company grow and is looking forward to continuing to heal after some personal issues back in 2013. Flowers Foods plan to keep the current employees as well as the name brand of the organic bread that has become extremely popular over the last few years as well as continuing the mission to hire people who have criminal backgrounds, and give them a second chance.
That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.