FSA Crop Reporting Deadline is DECEBMBER 15th

 FSA Crop Reporting Deadline is DECEBMBER 15thFSA Crop reporting deadline is Dec. 15th, 2014 for the following crops:

  • Fall wheat
  • Oats and other fall-seeded small grains
  • Perennial forage (hay & pasture)
  • Fall alfalfa.


Please Call Bev Schmidt at 503-399-5741 x 2 to set a crop reporting appointment for

December 2nd or 3rd in the Polk USDA Service Center: 580 Main Street Suite A, Dallas, OR.

You MUST call ahead so your files will be available!

FREE Pesticide and Container Collection Event

pesticide graphic for website 534x400 FREE Pesticide and Container Collection Event This collection event is for agriculture waste pesticides in Yamhill and Polk Counties.


It will be held at the Wilco Agronomy Center in Whiteson 1400 S HWY 99W McMinnville, OR 97128

Download the Registration Form Pesticide Collection Event
Printed copies are available at:

Yamhill SWCD: 2200 SW 2nd Street, McMinnville, OR 97128

Polk SWCD: 580 Main St. Ste A, Dallas, OR 97338

Submit Registration Forms to:
Greater Yamhill Watershed Council, PO Box 1517, McMinnville, OR 97128
Email: director@yamhillwatershedcouncil.org
Phone: (503) 474-1047

You can recycle clean, dirt and residue free, triple-rinsed plastic containers for FREE! For triple-rinse procedures, see the Ag Container Recycling Council (ARC) website at www.acrecycle.org and select the link for Container Rinsing.  All size containers up to 55-gallon capacity plastic drums can be accepted. Containers need to be made from high density polyethylene (HDPE) and be embossed with recycling symbol.

For Questions and Technical Assistance Contact: Nicole Anderson at OSU Extension at (503) 553-9922 or email nicole.anderson@oregonstate.edu. Nicole will provide confidential answers to questions and assess whether degraded chemical storage containers can be safely transported.

2014 Ag Lime Conference – Albany, Oregon

Flyer 2014 Lime Conference 550x357 2014 Ag Lime Conference   Albany, Oregon

November 13, 2014, from 10 am – 4:30 pm – at the Willamette Valley AG Expo

Linn County Fair & Expo Center

Dr. Dan Sullivan: Applying lime to raise pH for crop production, West Side
Gary Wegner: In field pH testing methods;
Bill Brogden: (UK) Prilled lime use in Europe,
Jason Imes: New liming technology and field work.

 Sign-up NOW: call Jill Lee at (360) 225— 4151 or
Free Event—Lunch provided with pre-registration.
YES, this conference is eligible for CCA Soil and Water Credits!
Register for the Conference:
Go to website: www.gardenpearls.com click on
2014 Ag Lime Conference, choose location.
Or sign in here: http://aglime.eventbrite.com


November Board Meeting is NOVEMBER 5th, 2014

 November Board Meeting is NOVEMBER 5th, 2014Due to a scheduling conflict with the Oregon Association of Conservation Districts Conference, the Polk SWCD will be holding its November Board meeting one week early on Nov. 5th, 2014 at 6pm.  The meeting will be held at 580 Main Street, Suite A, Dallas OR 97338.  Please call 503-623-9680 for more information.

11-05-14 Board Meeting Agenda