Oregon State University field trials show that sweet potatoes can give high yields in this region, but the market for them is sketchy.
Gov. John Kitzhaber signed a bill banning canola production in the Willamette Valley until 2019.
Eastern Oregon's wheat crop is suffering due to a lack of rain.
Japan agreed to resume importing Oregon soft white wheat two months after genetically modified wheat was found in an Eastern Oregon field.
Oregon's blueberry harvest has done well for the first six weeks of the two-month season.