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|Articles - March 2011|
|Wednesday, March 02, 2011|
Only four of Oregon’s top 10 farm commodities increased value in 2010, yet overall state commodities increased 3.8% to $4.3 billion. Many farm products declined in 2009. In 2010 sales of cattle, the state’s No. 1 commodity for the last few years, grew 12.8% to $709 billion. Dairy products grew 17.1% to $473 million, edging out nursery crops — largely dependent on the real estate industry — for the No. 2 position, but still short of the $500 million dairies achieved in 2008. Wheat sales fell 16.8% in 2009, but bounced back 36.5% in 2010 to $354 million, and 2011 could be an even bigger year for Northwest wheat farmers after bad weather destroyed crops in Russia, Australia and other wheat-exporting nations. Alfalfa and other hay, potatoes, and greenhouse crops all experienced a drop in sales for 2010. And Oregon’s Christmas tree crop fell 1.3% in sales following a 15.4% drop in 2009. However, Eastern Oregon’s dry storage onions grew sales 44.2% in 2010 to $123 million, and moved up into the top 10 as the seventh most valuable commodity.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
BY APRIL STREETER
The world's second-largest wind energy project yields costs and benefits for a sheep-farming family in Eastern Oregon.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
BY DIANE BUISMAN
Many employers have questions about what mandatory sick leave means for their company. Take a look at the top 7 questions Oregon employers are asking.
Friday, November 20, 2015
BY JASON NORRIS AND MARY FAULKNER
It’s been a volatile year in equities and heading into the holiday season, it doesn’t look like these market extremes will dissipate.
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The refugee crisis has put immigration and border issues on the front burner, in Europe and at home. In Oregon, attitudes toward illegal immigration haven’t changed dramatically since 2006.
Monday, November 02, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
The hollowing out of the American city is now a bona fide cultural meme. Newspapers, magazines and digital media sites are publishing story after story about the morphing of urban grit and diversity into bastions of wealth and commodity culture.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
BY CHRIS NOBLE
As we worked on the October cover, it became evident that Nick Symmonds is a hard man to catch — even when he’s not hotfooting it around a track.
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Phone, Internet needs of small community school districts earn attention of top-five telecom provider.
Farmland LP grows its vision for organic farming in Oregon.
The Salem Convention Center has capped its tenth anniversary year by earning the prestigious “Best of the Best 2015” award from NW Meetings & Events magazine. Selected as the Best Convention/Conference Venue in Oregon by meeting and event planners from Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, the Salem Convention Center ranked above the Oregon Convention Center and the Portland Art Museum.
The Oregon Cooperative Hall of Fame honors individuals for their outstanding contributions to the successful building and operation of Oregon agricultural cooperatives.
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