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Monday, July 29, 2013

Oregon's blueberry harvest has done well for the first six weeks of the two-month season.

The USDOL last year threatened to slap "hot goods" orders on three Oregon blueberry farms, leading the farms to settle for $240,000 in civil penalties and back wages.

"The fruit coming in is much better than the past couple of seasons," [Oregon Berry Packing's Jeff] Malensky said. "That is a big positive. For us, we have to have good quality coming in to be able to ship to our customers."

Even with the average per-acre yield, Malensky said he expects the state's crop to far exceed last year's, given that more acreage is in production.

Read more at Capital Press.

Oregon'a agricultural production hit a new record of $5.4 billion in 2012.

 

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