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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.
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.
Oregon State University and USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists will present their findings on cereal grain and seed crop research at the annual Hyslop Farm Field Day on Wednesday, May 31, 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences is sponsoring an art exhibition called “Layer Cake,” from May 3 through June 27 in the LaSells Stewart Center on campus. The exhibition features works by three Pacific Northwest artists: the late Betty Feves (1919-1985), ceramics, formerly of Pendleton; Charles “Chuck” Guildner of Everett, Washington, gelatin silver photographic portraits; and Nancy Pobanz, mixed media earth pigments and fibers, of Eugene.
Twenty-six finalists from 13 Oregon counties, representing OSU Extension Service’s 4-H Youth Development program, have been selected to participate in formal interviews to determine who will attend the 2007 4-H National Congress in Atlanta, GA. Selection of the finalists was based on overall achievement in 4-H projects, leadership, communication, citizenship, community service and readiness to benefit from the congress experience.