What's Under Your Tree?

Many Oregonians enjoy a tradition of going to a Christmas tree farm to find the perfect tree. But many don't know  that Oregon's Christmas tree industry is the nation's largest, with most trees exported across the country and world. We thought we'd celebrate this industry with an infographic.

Oregon Field Guide Considers Oregon Land Use

In 25 seasons, OPB's Oregon Field Guide program has taken viewers to every corner of the state. Recently, the program chose to examine a key force behind the beautiful landscapes and thriving communities the program has visited: land use planning.

Today on the Land Use Trail: Yamhill County Vineyards

Throughout the year, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, December 12: Yamhill County Vineyards, the beautiful heart of a $3 billion industry.

Oregon Employment Department: Food Manufacturing a "Staple of Oregon's Economy"

Food manufacturing is a key part of Oregon's agri-cluster, as our new report shows. Freshly released statistics from the Oregon Employment Department further demonstrate just how important, and stable, food manufacturing is for Oregon.

Great & Growing: New 1000 Friends Report Celebrates Oregon's Agri-Cluster

As Oregonians set their Thanksgiving tables, many will be enjoying grains, vegetables, cranberries, and wine grown right here in Oregon. But the farming industry means much more to Oregon than delicious local food. It is an economic engine for the whole state, supporting over two hundred thousand jobs statewide.

Oregon Wine Industry Reaches New Record

Just after being named Wine Region of the Year by Snooth, Oregon's wine industry has set a new milestone: $300 million in annual sales for the first time ever.

"Wine Region of the Year"? You Bet.

Yamhill County Vineyards by Patrick MorganA major wine website has selected Oregon as its 2013 "Region of the Year," recognizing the high-quality growing conditions, and winemaking expertise, that our state has fostered. Not just the Willamette Valley. The whole state.

Livability List: Social Media Highlights, September 20-October 4

It's sometimes hard to keep up with all the news in land use and livability. On Twitter and Facebook, 1000 Friends strives to keep you informed about what matters.

Perspective: Addressing the Challenge of Ownership in CSAs

Our summer intern from the Duke Engage program, Estefany Noria, recently visited Portland's Zenger Farm with her fellow program participants. She reflects on the experience and a recent New York Times article about Community Supported Agriculture in this piece from the Duke Engage Portland blog.

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