Press Releases

August 26, 2015

Northwest US Poultry Meeting Addressed Flu Prevention Ideas

The Northwest Food Processors Association gathered experts on biosecurity earlier in August to strengthen biosecurity, and to learn from the recent epidemic that devastated egg producers in the Midwest.

“What the Midwest experience showed us vividly was that an avian flu outbreak on a commercial poultry farm is a challenging, and potentially nightmarish experience,” said Greg Satrum, vice president of Willamette Egg Farms in Canby, Oregon.

“It’s in our best interest as an industry to work collaboratively with other poultry farms and state authorities to keep the virus out of production facilities.”

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March 11, 2015

Greg Satrum talks to The Wall Street Journal about egg industry changes

Our own Greg Satrum was interviewed with the Wall Street Journal for a story on the subject of changes in the egg industry. Greg shared that enriched colony hen houses are among the most balanced systems available.

March 6, 2015

Willamette Egg Farm’s Supports KGW’s Great Food Drive

The annual KGW Great Food Drive is a month-long event dedicated to collecting food and proceeds for the Oregon Food Bank. Working to eliminate hunger, donations help the Food Bank collect and distribute food throughout the state.

We sponsored the kick-off event again this year at Pioneer Square alongside Tillamook, U.S. Bank and Toyota, cooking up omelets in exchange for donations. Check out the video to watch Drew Carney rally the early morning crowd!

The campaign was a success, collecting more than 800,000 lbs. of food for Oregon families! Our own Karen Brown talked with Drew Carney about eggs bright and early!

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April 7, 2014

KGW Visits Willamette Egg Farms to Talk Egg Shortages

Organic and cage-free eggs are in short supply right now. KGW visited our farm to find out why.

April 1, 2014

KGW Great Food Drive

The annual KGW Great Food Drive is a month-long event dedicated to collecting food and proceeds for the Oregon Food Bank. Working to eliminate hunger, donations help the Food Bank collect and distribute food throughout the state.

We were lucky to sponsor the kick-off event in Pioneer Square alongside Tillamook, U.S. Bank and Toyota, cooking up omelets in exchange for donations. Check out the video to watch Drew Carney rally the early morning crowd!

The campaign was a success, collecting more than 826,000 lbs. of food for Oregon families!

February 28, 2014

Telling our Story through Social Media

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We were recently featured in the Capital Press alongside fellow Oregon producers and ag leaders, in a story about the power of social media in helping agriculture “tell its story” and connect with the public.

We place a high priority on engaging with consumers about our farm practices and values, and are so grateful to have social media platforms to facilitate a direct line of communication for answering questions and providing more insight into how our farm operates. Read the full article here.

Read the full article here.

October 30, 2013

A look inside Willamette Egg Farms with the Portland Tribune

Portland Tribune’s Cory Mimms interviewed Greg Santrum to talk about the shifts the egg business has seen over the last few decades, and how Willamette Egg Farms chose to adapt.

June 21, 2013

The Oregonian Features Willamette’s Efforts to Regulate Hen Housing Standards

We’re proud to share our support for hen care standards in The Oregonian’s opinion column featuring our very own, Willamette Egg Farms co-owner, Greg Satrum and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, Wayne Pacelle.

Together, Greg and Wayne support the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendment, legislation supporting transition from conventional cages to enriched colony housing, nationally. Enriched colony systems provide hens with larger cages and the ability to engage in natural behaviors such as perching, nesting and scratching.

Click here to read the article: Egg Producers Welcome New National Standards for Hens

April 29, 2013

Brown Eggs vs. White Eggs: What’s the difference?

valls_AEB_0034When shopping at the grocery store, you’ve likely seen everything from stark white eggs to various shades of brown. We’re often asked what the difference is between white eggs and brown eggs, and the answer is simple: the color of the egg is determined by the breed of the hen. White eggs come from hens with white feathers and white ear lobes, and brown eggs come from hens with red feathers and red ear lobes. Regardless of the color of the egg, color makes no difference in the nutritional value, quality or taste of eggs. So when it comes to brown vs. white, it’s all about your preference!

April 26, 2013

Willamette Egg Farms on AM Northwest

There are over 37,000 family farms in Oregon, and we are proud of be one of them. To celebrate these farms producing over 220 products, the Oregon Department of Agriculture has teamed up with KATU and other partners to create “Celebrate Oregon Agriculture,” an initiative sharing information and tips about how to enjoy Oregon agriculture.

Monthly segments have been airing on AM Northwest, and our farm was honored to be the focus of today’s feature. Click here to view the segment, and visit the Celebrate Oregon Agriculture page to view past segments!