Oregon weed biocontrol spared in budget proposal

Under the 2017-2019 ODA budget approved by a key group of legislators on May 31, though, the weed biocontrol program would receive more than $250,000 for the biennium.

Oregon farm regulators would not lose a biological control program for weeds, as feared earlier this year, under the latest budget proposal before lawmakers.

The weed biocontrol position at the Oregon Department of Agriculture was set to be cut under Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s proposed biennial budget for the agency.

Source: Oregon weed biocontrol spared in budget proposal – – Capital Press