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Cost of establishing and managing a vineyard in Oregon

This publication provides an economic analysis of the costs to establish and manage a Pinot noir vineyard in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Although the information is specific to a Willamette Valley scenario, the information is useful for those who are planning to establish a vineyard.

By Patricia Skinkis

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A Learning Approach to Strengthening Farmers’ Markets

Farmers' markets play a significant and expanding role in ensuring the viability of America's small farms and the vitality of its towns. Although their importance in the food distribution system is growing, they are poorly understood. At the local level, most farmers’ markets lack the resources, the information and the skill that they need to document their role in the community and to plan for the future.

By Larry Lev, Garry Stephenson

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Enhancing the Success of Northwest Farmer's Markets

Farmers’ markets in the Pacific Northwest and across the United States are experiencing exceptional popularity with consumers and growth in numbers. This report examines the conditions associated with success and failure of individual farmers’ markets and provides information and recommendations for market organizers to assist with their decision making and strategic planning.

By Garry Stephenson, Larry Lev, Linda Brewer

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