Agriculture

Willamette Valley Vineyards Posts a Profit for 2021

April 6, 2022

SALEM, Ore., March 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Willamette Valley Vineyards, Inc. (NASDAQ: WVVI) (the “Company”), a leading Oregon producer of Pinot Noir, generated income per common share after preferred dividends of $0.20 and $0.46 for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, a decrease of $0.26, or 56.6%, for the year ended December 31, 2021 over the prior year period.  The Company had net sales revenues of $31,786,864 and $27,314,852 for the…

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Merkley, Wyden Sound The Alarm, Urge More Funding To Address Sudden Oak Death

March 8, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management strongly urging the agency to put funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to go towards the mitigation and treatment of Sudden Oak Death, a disease that poses severe economic and environmental threats to counties…

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Oregon State researchers makes key advance in turning apple waste into packaging material

March 8, 2022

A new study by Oregon State University scientists outlines a key advance in turning apple waste into an environmentally friendly packaging material that could serve as an alternative to plastic. Recycled newspaper has traditionally been the main ingredient of so-called molded pulp packaging products, which have become increasingly popular because they are compostable. But the supply of…

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Oregon Agricultural Statistics

March 8, 2022

BASIC ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS  What businesses are included in the agriculture, food and fiber industry? Since the last report we have reconsidered what industrial sectors to include in the aggregated agriculture, food and fiber industry. We must include the farmgate and dockside production sectors (e.g. grain farming, beef cattle ranching and fishing), agricultural support services,…

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Grown Rogue : Building Positive Partnerships Between the Cannabis Industry & Community

March 8, 2022

Grown Rogue hosted a panel discussion focusing on the community and cannabis in January. I attended via zoom and left the discussion fascinated by what I found out. Grown Rogue International (CSE: GRIN | OTC: GRUSF) is a vertically integrated, multi-state Cannabis family of brands. Their story began more than 15 years ago when the founders,…

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NW Wine Company Announces Growth Equity Investment from Casparian Partners

September 5, 2021

Leading Oregon wine producer will increase production capacity while expanding vineyard holdings NW Wine Company, a leading Oregon wine producer and owner of more than 700 acres of premium Oregon vineyards, announced that Casparian Partners, an Oregon-based agricultural investment company, has made a growth equity investment in the business, designed to increase production capacity while…

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Interview with Traute Moore, Co-Owner of South Stage Cellars

August 3, 2021

By Chris Cook, Capiche,  capiche.us and capiche.wine President and CEO of Capiche & Capiche Wine, Chris Cook is a leadership coach focused on happiness, culture, living your brand, and winery marketing & PR. She brings decades of experience in marketing and a love of entrepreneurship. Interview conducted by Melissa L. Michaels, Capiche Contributor/Strategic Partner, Michaels & Michaels Creative, LLC In 1939, seven-year-old Traute…

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WooHoo! – Fairs are Back in Business

July 5, 2021

Oregon has 51 county fairs and they are opening again.  In 2020 they were all shut down because of the COVID restrictions on mass gathering and the financial impact nearly killed them.  Fairs are a big part of life in Oregon. For a week each year each county celebrates the agricultural community that is required…

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Oregon Wine Experience® announces 2021 event plans

May 5, 2021

Oregon Wine Experience® (OWE), one of the top destination charity wine and culinary events, announced plans for its 2021 signature celebration taking place Aug. 23-29, 2021. A unique event format, including smaller-scale physical gatherings and virtual options, will allow attendees to enjoy the event safely, or from the comfort of their homes. Key events, such as…

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OSU releases new, antioxidant-rich purple tomato

April 13, 2021

April 09, 2021 – OSU News CORVALLIS, Ore. – The new Oregon State University-developed tomato Midnight Roma follows in the steps of 10-year-old Indigo Rose, the first antioxidant-rich purple tomato available on the market. Indigo Rose was bred by Jim Myers, vegetable breeder and professor in the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences. Midnight Roma is the…

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Department Cautions Against Further Groundwater Development in the Harney Basin as Data Indicate Groundwater is Being Depleted

July 2, 2020

The Oregon Water Resources Department is advising permit holders in the Harney Basin against increasing their groundwater use, even if they have a water right permit that allows for additional pumping to increase the amount of land being irrigated. Preliminary results from the Harney Basin Groundwater Study show that groundwater is being used faster than…

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Oregon’s Marijuana Industry and Employment Trends

July 2, 2020

by Guy Tauer, State of Oregon Employment Department Recreational marijuana sales hit a new record high of $89 million in April 2020 amid the single full month of stay-at-home orders related to COVID-19, a 45 percent increase over April 2019. In March, the second-highest month ever recorded, cannabis sales hit $84.5 million. The previous record…

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