February 2010

Cupcake bakeries succeed in stale economy

CupcakeEven in these sour economic times, people are still willing to pay for some sweets.

Snow season starts strong, then rain hits the slopes

mtb_groomerMoney fell early from the sky for many of the state’s winter sport hot spots, but rain and warm weather have melted what may have been a promising season for robust sales.

Cattlemen's association head discusses change

Bill-Hoyt2As head of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association, Bill Hoyt says he wants to dispel common misconceptions about one of the the state’s largest agricultural commodities.

Consumers go for cheaper burials

Funeral directors report more and more people are making cheaper choices when choosing arrangements for their deceased.

Credit unions gain market share from banks

Plenty of Oregon banks are still reeling, but the state’s credit unions are flush with cash.

Overgrown, grass seed farmers switch to wheat

Wheat2Converting to more profitable crops can be a smart move for farmers in rough economic times, and grass seed farmers are doing just that by growing wheat.