Agriculture

Agriculture
Winter’s back, but spring is in the mail
December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

flowers1Dahlias are odorless, but famously big and brightly colored; their vibrant, spiky blooms tend to dominate a garden. But the Northwest frost shrivels them completely, and at Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, where there are 40 acres of the flowers, it's as if a light has gone out.

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Evenstad’s Island
December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
DomaineSereneVineyard

Domaine Serene unfolds telescopically as you enter the property, like some hidden world that appears only when you find the right door: 450 precisely manicured acres above Dundee with seven vineyards divided into pristine grids.

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New McMinnville wine center
High Five
Friday, November 20, 2009

A Salem area based winery opened a wine center in McMinnville in time for Thanksgiving.

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Middle ground for wheat price
December 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009

Prices for wheat shipped through Portland have fallen sharply from their peak in early 2008. Yet they are still well above depressed levels prior to late 2006 when global shortages began boosting prices.

 

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NW turkey industry flightless
High Five
Friday, November 20, 2009
The Northwest turkey production, once robust, has lost its wings, say industry experts.
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