May 2007

May 29th

Wine grape crops posted gross sales of $46.7 million last year, an increase of 27.6 percent since 2005. Increases in harvested acreage and improved yields due to better growing practices, management and seasonal conditions resulted in a 25.6 percent increase in wine grape production. Pinot Noir continues to lead the Oregon industry with its complex blend of sugars and tannins.

May 20th

Oregon agriculture generated gross sales of $4.4 billion in 2006, setting an all-time sales record and logging a fourth straight year of sales growth.