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Action Requested! ODA & Community Co-Pack SURVEY: Food & Beverage Processing and Co-Packing

ODA would like to share our excitement about a collaboration between the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and Community Co-Pack. This partnership aims to conduct a comprehensive survey to gather insights into the status of processing and contract manufacturing within Oregon’s food and beverage industry.

The initiative to empower Oregon’s food and beverage industry and understand its dynamics is important, especially considering the recent challenges posed by the global pandemic. This collaboration holds great promise not only for the food-beverage industry itself but also for the broader economic development community.

The significant role that Oregon’s food and beverage industry plays in fostering economic growth and enhancing our communities is well-recognized. We extend a warm invitation to OEDA’s Members and Partners, and the agricultural, food, and beverage producers you support to engage in the Food & Beverage Processing and Co-Packing Survey.

Survey in Spanish: Encuesta sobre procesamiento y co-envasado de alimentos y bebidas

We recognize the need to address several key aspects in the food and beverage sector, and this survey aims to explore them further:

  • Assessing the impact of the pandemic on day-to-day supply chains.
  • Identifying the current challenges faced by processors and manufacturers in the ever-changing landscape.
  • Exploring potential areas of innovation and growth in the food and beverage sector.
  • Creating opportunities to connect food co-packers with food makers where connections have not been established.
  • Understanding the unique needs and aspirations of food and beverage makers in Oregon.

To participate in the survey, visit the provided survey links above, ensuring that your voices are heard in shaping the industry’s future. The survey’s availability until the end of the year provides ample time for us and other stakeholders to share your insights, ensuring the most comprehensive and informed results.

We look forward to actively participating in this initiative and helping empower Oregon’s food industry. Together, we can create a vibrant and prosperous environment for farmers, food processors, and producers, ultimately bolstering the overall economic prosperity of our state.

Thank you for your support, and please reach out to us for questions or additional information.

Erick Garman, Trade Development Manager
Oregon Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Development & Marketing
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