WHO: Senator Ron Wyden
Katy Coba, director, Oregon Department of Agriculture
Joe Petersen, CEO, Oregon Fruit Products, Inc., Salem
Ed King, owner King Estate Vineyards. Eugene
Blake Rowe, executive director, Oregon Wheat Commission
Jeff Stone, director, Oregon Association of Nurseries
WHAT: News conference on Increasing Oregon Agriculture Exports to Asia
WHEN: 10 a.m., Monday, April 30, 2012
WHERE: Oregon State University Food Innovation Center
1207 NW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR – As it begins consideration of a Farm Bill, Congress has the opportunity to increase the use of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables in schools. At the same time, Oregon is looking to increase agricultural exports of fruit, vegetables, wheat, wine, beer and other products.
Oregon Agriculture Director Katy Coba, who is just back from South Korea, will join Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and representatives of the state’s agriculture industry in a news conference followed by a roundtable discussion on the future of exports to Asia and barriers to increasing trade with Asian-Pacific nations.