Oregon strawberries find growth

Oregon strawberries find growth

The Oregon strawberry is primed for a comeback after decades of slow decline.

Oregon had 19,000 acres of strawberries in 1957, but by 2012 that figure had slipped to 2,000 acres. A state that once produced 100 million pounds of strawberries a year was below 20 million pounds this year.

About 80 percent of the berries now go to processing plants, destined to become ice cream ingredients.

Read more at Capital Press.