• Saturday, December 7, 2019

Agriculture Features

Portland Pride in Traditional Cider

You may recognize Abram Goldman-Armstrong from the iconic Portland Timbers (major league soccer) 2011 billboard campaign that featured fans of the team. In his fan feature, Abe is wearing a green, plaid flannel with a black vest mottled in Timbers ...

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Astoria: A Coastal Taste of Oregon

If you want to experience the rich harvest of Oregon agriculture where the mighty Columbia River meets the wild Pacific Ocean, Astoria is the place to do it. Give yourself a weekend to sample what Astoria has to offer and ...

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Oregon’s Fruitful Trees

By Matthew Ernst for Growing Oregon magazine Prized across the country and around the world, cherries and pears are two of Oregon’s top tree fruits. Nationwide, Oregon ranks third in sweet cherry and second in fresh pear production with 13,000 acres ...

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Oregon Berry Industry has a Sweet Harvest

By John McBryde for Growing Oregon magazine Oregon’s Willamette Valley is considered a berry paradise by fruit buyers, with more than 50 varieties of premium, healthy and delicious berries cultivated for U.S. and global markets. Fertile, well-drained soil, favorably timed spring ...

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Oregon Farmers Strive to Bee Friendly

By Mitch Lies for Growing Oregon magazine In 2001, Mike Omeg, a cherry grower from The Dalles, planted native plants near one of his orchards to attract beneficial insects to help suppress black cherry aphid. The response was better than ...

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National Pollinator Week

Most people are familiar with honey bees. In fact, in Oregon we have roughly 500 species of bees that vary greatly in size shape, and behavior. We have managed bees such as honey bees, mason bees, leafcutter bees, and alkali ...

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Irrigation Innovation on Oregon Farms

By Mitch Lies for Growing Oregon magazine First came the transition from overhead sprinkler irrigation to drip. Then the benefits started pouring in. By watering only where and when their hops plants need it, Gayle and Glenn Goschie, a brother-and-sister ...

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Growing Sustainability Methods

By Mitch Lies for Growing Oregon magazine With Oregon’s environmentally friendly reputation, it’s not surprising that the state’s farmers are among the nation’s leading practitioners of sustainability. In many cases, sustainability is a central part of Oregon farms’ management plans. ...

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A Fresh Approach to Farmers Markets

By Teree Caruthers for Growing Oregon magazine Farmers markets play a critical role in connecting farmers to consumers in Oregon. At one end of that connection, family farms find a place to share what they grow. At the other end, ...

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Oregon Offers International Bounty

By Blair Thomas for Growing Oregon magazine Oregon agriculture is famous for its diversity. From grass seed that grows the turf of World Cup soccer fields to its U.S. leading Christmas tree, blackberry and hazelnut industries, Oregon produces a bountiful variety ...

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Farmers and Neighbors are Growing in Harmony

Zach Christensen of Christensen Farms

By Mitch Lies for Growing Oregon magazine In 2015, when Beth Satterwhite of Even Pull Farm was considering leasing 2 acres from Zach Christensen of Christensen Farms, the two Yamhill County producers talked. And they’ve talked ever since. Satterwhite says she ...

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