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PPP vs. ODA, Part 3

* This is my article in BusinessWorld on June 30, 2017.

This is a continuation of two earlier pieces I wrote about that compared two funding schemes of government infrastructure projects in the Philippines — through public-private partnership and official development assistance. 606 more words

Oregon nurseries regain top spot on production list; hops skyrocket

The hops industry saw a 99 percent increase in production value in 2016.

Oregon’s nursery industry has reclaimed the No. 1 spot on the state Department of Agriculture’s list of the Top 20 agricultural commodities for 2016, leap-frogging the cattle industry, last year’s leader in production value. 41 more words

Capital Press

Jackson County on a hemp high

Jackson County has the second-most acres registered for hemp production of the 36 counties in the state, according to the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

At 462 acres, Jackson is behind only Polk County, to the west of Salem, with 639 acres. 49 more words

Mail Tribune

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program to receive $85 million

Directors of 13 Western state ag departments lauded the USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program during their annual meeting last week. But they also had concerns over some of the new recording requirements to track how projects perform. 43 more words

Capital Press

Compliance dates for some new food safety rules could be extended

Compliance dates for some of the standards included in the FDA’s new food safety rules could be extended and the agency is revisiting the water quality standards included in its produce safety rule. 38 more words

Capital Press