Farm prices stabilize

Farm prices stabilize

STATEWIDE Oregon farm product prices peaked in summer 2008, flopped in 2009 with the stagnant economy, but regained some footing in the first half of 2010. The value of state ag exports fell 13% in the year ended Sept. 30, 2009, the second year in which Oregon (No. 23 of states) lagged behind Idaho on exports. Among Oregon’s top commodities, greenhouse/nursery products lost 12% in value, while cattle, wheat and potatoes increased 20%, 42% and 63%.

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