State Department of Agriculture Program: Oregon
- Ensure food safety and provide consumer protection
- Protect the natural resource base for present and future generations of farmers and ranchers
- Promote economic development and expand market opportunities for Oregon agricultural products
The three broad policy areas of the mission are interdependent. Without a strong and healthy natural resource base—particularly land and water—there is little or no agricultural production to promote and market. Without assurance that the food produced in Oregon is safe, there is little chance that many agricultural products will be of interest to potential customers.
Core Customers: Retail
Oregon is home to a number of important retail customers who are important to look at for distribution. These include Fred Meyer, Bi-Mart, Plaid Pantry, Dari Mart, Minute Markets, Powell’s Book Stores, Hi-School Pharmacy, Hiron’s, Wilco Farmers, Coastal Farm Supply, Roth’s Supermarkets, New Seasons Markets, Market of Choice, Jerry’s Hardware, Albertsons, Winco, Shilo Inns, McDonald Wholesale, Core-Mark, McLane, Sysco, US Foods, Red Apple Markets, C and K Markets, McKay’s Markets, Pizza Schmizza, McCormick and Schmick’s, Banfield Animal Hospitals, Kindercare, Harbor Wholesale, Regal Theatres, Shari’s Restaurants, Knecht’s Auto Parts, Human Bean Coffee and many others.