Op-Ed: The Reserves Agreement and Oregon's Future

In an op-ed published March 14 on The Oregonian's website, 1000 Friends Executive Director Jason Miner describes how the urban and rural reserves agreement emerged from a local government's failure, and why supporters of farmland should be prepared to defend it.

Today on the Land Use Trail: Hood River Valley

We’re continuing our tour of our Land Use Trail. Today, January 13: The Hood River Valley, America's top pear producer and one of Oregon's most beautiful farming regions. 

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.

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