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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.
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Promoting from within its own ranks, PacificSource Health Plans has tapped Tony Kopki to head its commercial lines of business in Oregon, Idaho and Montana. In his new role as Vice President of Commercial Programs, Kopki will provide strategic, product and market leadership for PacificSource’s commercial programs.
Thomson brings 25 years of healthcare experience in provider relations, sales, marketing and communications.