Agriculture

Is Valley View Winery For Sale?

January 14, 2023

Last month we featured the social post of Valley View Winery celebrating 50 years of business and proclaiming they will never be for sale. A cool story about family farms that live on for generations.  A few days later someone sent me a listing on LoopNet for 1140 Upper Applegate Rd – Valley View Winery…

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Southern Oregon’s Premier Winery – Established first in the 1850’s, Valley View Winery celebrates 50 years

December 12, 2022

Fifty years ago, when our parents founded Valley View Winery, people said they were crazy and it would never last. Forty years ago, when our father died, they said Valley View would certainly fail now. We have heard for years that the Southern Oregon wine industry was just a novelty, a gimmick, and would fade…

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Rogue Creamery’s Rogue River Blue served in White House State Dinner

December 12, 2022

BREAKING MOOS: We are over the moon that Rogue River Blue has been selected for tonight’s White House State Dinner honoring visiting French President Emmanuel Macron!!!    It will be the key element on a cheese course served to President Biden, the First Lady, visiting French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte Macron, and 300-400…

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Task Force Busts Black-Market Marijuana Grow; Destroys 16k Plants; Watermasters Discover One Million Gallons Water Used Illegally, Code Enforcement Issues $180k Fine

November 10, 2022

IMET Case 22-7347 Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team (IMET) detectives served a search warrant on a marijuana grow site near the 9000 block of Hillcrest Road east of Medford.  The property contained approximately 16,827 illegal cannabis plants in 87 “hoop-style” greenhouses, taking up 5 1/2 acres of the property. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputies, Oregon…

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From up top to the tap: Alaska Airlines pulls off ultimate beer run in multiple states

October 9, 2022

This fall, Alaska Air Cargo delivered the industry’s first and biggest fresh hops run to breweries in Maui and Anchorage within 24 hours of harvest – this was a huge logistical hop-eration that brought a favorite seasonal beer beyond the Pacific Northwest. Made from fresh-plucked, undried hops that are typically rushed straight from the fields…

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Hazelnut Growers of Oregon Awarded SQF Level 3 Fourth Year in a Row at Its State-of-the-art Processing Facility

July 7, 2022

New HGO President Gerry Watts said the hazelnut cooperative is poised for continued growth and innovation. Continued SQF3 recertification is a beacon of quality assurance in a current climate of food safety uncertainty.   Hazelnut Growers of Oregon (HGO), a business unit of farmer-owned cooperative Wilco Hazelnut LLC, has received a SQF (Safe Quality Food) Level 3 (SQF3) certification for…

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Tillamook County Creamery Association Announces Expanded Partnership With Dot Foods

July 7, 2022

Extra creamy, premium Tillamook® Ice Cream is now available for ice cream lovers to enjoy at restaurants and scoop shops from coast to coast. The exclusive partnership with Dot Foods unlocks the potential for Tillamook Ice Cream to be accessible via Dot’s network of customers, including more than 5,200 distributors in all 50 states. Packaged in plastic three-gallon tubs, the…

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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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