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Ag leaders forecast 2010

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

After a rough 2009, state agriculture department leaders from Oregon, California, Washington and Idaho discuss their 2010 outlook in an article in the Capital Press.

Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Katy Coba hopes that the recession has hit its bottom, as agriculture tends to go into recession slower than other sectors, but comes out of it more slowly as well.

New and innovative technology, alternate crops and growing more with less resources are in agriculture's future, she said.

"I think we will see new things coming out of the industry because of the experiences of the past year," she said. "When you look at every possible option to cut costs, you discover new ways of doing business.

Read the full story at the Capital Press.

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Nathan Lillegard
0 #1 The reason the trail led to OregonNathan Lillegard 2010-01-05 12:00:26
All deference to Henry Weinhard's, [great tagline] the real reason we're all here is an amazing combination of soil, water, air, and sun that makes Oregon a perfect place to grow so many things.
Although I'm biased because my business is serving the seed industry and plant sciences researchers, I believe that one of the best long-term economic growth drivers for Oregon will be agriculture. Just ask the food companies that count on Oregon strawberries for their cereal, the brewers that buy our hops, or the Japanese who need our wheat for their noodles - we can lead the world in specialty, high value agriculture.
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0 #2 reJoanneWaters 2010-03-12 23:58:18
This is well known that money can make people disembarrass. But how to act if somebody doesn't have money? The one way is to receive the loans or financial loan.
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