Agriculture

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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In Cod (And Crab!) We Trust – Oregon’s Seafood Processing Industry

April 28, 2020

By Erik KnoderState of Oregon Employment Department In 2018, Oregon had 34 employers and 1,245 employees turning slimy fish and armored crustaceans into succulent seafood ready for cooking and eating. The addition of more businesses is partially reversing a trend of consolidation in the industry. Commercial fishers landed about 313 million pounds of fish and…

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Gavin Joll to become General Manager of Abacela Winery

April 22, 2020

Roseburg Oregon, (April 16, 2020) Abacela is pleased to announce that Gavin Joll will start as General Manager May 1st, 2020. Gavin, a native Oregonian and graduate of Willamette University, has worked in the wine industry since 2004, including thirteen years as the General Manager of White Rose Estate in the Dundee Hills. Gavin voiced,…

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SOIL

February 27, 2020

It’s About Dirt… and a Whole Lot More OSU Soil Science professor, James Cassidy (and founder of the OSU student farm) spoke at a Farmer Luncheon at Eugene’s Hummingbird Wholesale. His presentation SOIL: What It Is and How It Works, was music to the ears of the many farmers and employees in attendance. James also…

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Down on the Farm – 2017 Census of Agriculture for Oregon

December 3, 2019

by Dallas Fridley Oregon’s farm acreage totaled about 16 million in 2017, with 37,616 farms and 67,595 producers, of which 44 percent were female producers. These results and more are available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s report, 2017 Census of Agriculture. The Census of Agriculture is intended as “a complete count of U.S. farms…

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USDA 2019 Organic Survey to get underway

November 20, 2019

Results will help develop programs for producers WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will mail letters with survey codes this December to more than 22,000 U.S. producers involved in certified or transitioning to certified organic farming for the 2019 Organic Survey. Each producer who self-reported organic…

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