Entries by Angie Smith

Container service returning to Portland, Oregon

SM Line will start calling the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 on a weekly basis in January. Farmers and other shippers in Oregon got some good news this week when the South Korea-based container carrier SM Line announced it will bring weekly container shipping service back to Portland early next year. The service “will create more jobs […]

Grass seed moves to #4 in Oregon commodities

Greenhouse, nursery products top Oregon’s ag products Followed by cattle and calves, hay and grass seed SALEM, Ore. – Greenhouse and nursery products remain Oregon’s leading agricultural commodity, with an annual value of nearly $1 billion, based on data collected by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Sources include USDA National agricultural Statistic Service (NASS), Oregon State […]

Weaver Seed Receives 2019 Leadership Award

Weaver Seed of Oregon was chosen to receive the 2019 Leadership Award at the Celebrate Trade event in Portland. The Celebrate Trade event is the “Oregon International Business Awards and Consular Corps Scholarship Gala” held during Oregon’s World Trade Week to help build the next generation of leaders. See this video clip on the work […]

Northwest agriculture: You’re not in Kansas

By Brad Carlson, Capital Press May 16, 2019 A drive through Oregon’s Willamette Valley will quickly convince any Midwesterner that agriculture in the Pacific Northwest is far different from the Corn Belt. Rows of hazelnut trees line up next to fields of Christmas trees, and grass seed fields are surrounded by blueberries — more than […]

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 […]