Entries by Angie Smith

Harper: When the farm calls you home

By Tiffany Harper in the Register-Guard, February 27, 2019 Leaving the family farm for more stable and lucrative opportunities is nothing new. As a young farmer, I knew that many people leave the farm to find more promising jobs, but I also had other reasons to question my future in agriculture. Not only was I […]

Canyon Views: From a Field of Weeds to a Field of Dreams

You have all heard of the field of dreams?  Not so very long ago we had a vast field of weeds and grass growing out of a swampy, muddy pool in the center of the play area at Cloverdale Elementary School. This was supposed to be the main game and activity area designated for our students. The potential […]

Rose Bowl Selects Mountain View Seeds as Official Seed Supplier

Changes to the Rose Bowl field include new approach using top-rated Kentucky bluegrass varieties from Mountain View Seeds. After more than a year of on-field trials and testing, Will Schnell, Head Groundskeeper, has selected Mountain View Seeds to be the official seed supplier to the Rose Bowl. Mountain View Seeds will provide the seed used […]

Colin Scott joins Grassland Oregon as Field Representative

Grassland Oregon Inc., a breeder of turf, forage and cover crop seeds in Salem, Oregon, is pleased to announce that it has hired Colin Scott as its new field representative. “Colin’s knowledge that he attained at one of the leading turfgrass research companies in the United States made him an ideal choice.  His agronomic experience […]

North Carolina Increases Seed Piracy Fines 20X

Lewiston-Woodville, NC (May 18/TheState) North Carolina’s peanut belt got the kind of rain in 2013 that three decades ago could have wiped out the peanut crop. The deluge of precipitation was ideal for nurturing devastating diseases for the harvests, but farmers had a defense: Most of them had planted protected peanut varieties that N.C. State […]

Oregon grass, legume seed production bounced back in 2012-13

The recession knocked down Oregon’s grass seed industry, but the 2012-13 harvest report shows it is recovering and finding economic balance.    Oregon’s grass and legume seed industry continued its recovery in 2012-13, reaching a value of nearly $462 million, according to a report from Oregon State University. The 13.6 percent increase in production value over […]

Pure Seed Hires New Director of Forage Development

Pure Seed is happy to announce Sam Cable as the new Director of Forage Development.  Sam’s experience and knowledge will aid in the further development of Pure Seed’s forage program. Pure Seed has been in the forage business for decades, and has been looking to grow and expand that sector of the business. We are […]

Panel OKs $125,000 for state’s GMO task force

A key legislative committee has approved $125,000 in funding for a task force to advise lawmakers on issues related to genetically modified organisms. Funding for a task force that will advise the Oregon legislature on biotech crops has been approved by a key legislative committee. The Oregon Department of Agriculture’s request for $125,000 was recently […]

Oregon agriculture leaders to be honored

Oregon’s agriculture leaders and innovators will be honored at the Agricultural Progress Awards dinner March 12. The event, hosted by the Oregon Department of Agriculture, celebrates progress in agriculture made through partnerships among business, higher education and state government. ODA Director Katy Coba will present the following awards: Oregon Product Retailer of the Year:  Wilco, […]