Canola Testimony Questionnaire – Gardeners/Consumers
Personal information is optional, but your name and location do strengthen your testimony. The decision making criteria stated by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) are:
1)disease control issues
2) pest issues
3) weed issues (this includes cross pollination problems)
Please send your testimony to the emails or address at the bottom of this form.
Are you a small farmer/gardener/urban farmer? (please note which):
How strict should canola controls be in Oregon? (i.e.,”The boundaries should not change”; “Canola should be banned in the entire Willamette Valley watershed”; “The boundaries should include…”; etc)
Do you save seed from your garden?
Are you concerned about canola’s potential harm to our local food system?
Are you concerned about how canola-created pest problems could harm your food supply?
Are you concerned about canola contaminating animal feed?
Please complete these sentences if they apply to you: (please explain in detail)
Canola/rapeseed can harm my ability to grow…
Canola/rapeseed can increase my pest issues…
Canola/rapeseed can harm my ability to save seed by…
Any other information that the public and/or the ODA should know?
Please email your testimony to both:
Oregonians for Farm & Food Rights: email@example.com
Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA): firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail to:
Canola Hearings Officer, Department of Agriculture, 635 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
Oregonians for Farm & Food Rights, P.O. Box 82, Blachly, OR 97412
We (Oregonians for Farm & Food Rights) will document all new testimony to ensure it is counted. Your testimony helps establish a powerful record of public opinion regarding food security, plus is a key vote of support for our local farmers. Thank you for helping preserve Oregon’s food system.