Senator Wyden continues to push for farm policy that addresses the needs of Oregon’s many specialty crop, fruit and vegetable growers.  During negotiations over the most recent Farm Bill (2008), Wyden pushed provisions like the Specialty Crop Research Initiative and the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program which are together bringing nearly $700 million into the state over ten years.  

The bill also included provisions authored by Senator Wyden that provided millions in mandatory funding for advanced biofuels development while ensuring that biofuels focuses on existing agricultural production and not virgin grasslands or forests.