Farm

Farmland
4:22 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Housing bust has green lining: More farmland preserved

Lower real estate prices may have a silver lining for those trying to save disappearing farms. A new study on farmland protection shows between the lull in development and the high interest in “locavore” food, the time is ripe to keep Puget Sound farms from turning into urban sprawl.

Since 1950, the Puget Sound region has lost 60 percent of its farmland, mostly to development. 

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Success with Olive Oil
7:49 am
Wed December 1, 2010

Oregon farmer hopes to repeat wine success with olive oil

These Willamette Valley olives are called 'shot berries' because they're the size of a bb.
Deena Prichep

Northwest farmers--like all farmers, really--are known for their grit. A few decades ago, nobody thought you could grow wine grapes in Oregon. But the early growers worked hard at it and made some great wine. Today, it’s a $1.4 billion a year industry. Now, there’s a new crop on the horizon.

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