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Stories by Lynn Ketchum

Oregon is the nation’s second largest producer of hops for brewing, valued at more than $31 million annually.
Wheat is among Oregon’s top 10 agricultural commodities, valued at more than $368 million annually.
Oregon is the nation’s Number One producer of hazelnuts, a crop valued at more than $120 million annually.
Oregon State’s potato breeding program, in partnership with the USDA and universities in Idaho and Washington, has developed potato varieties valued at more than $550 million.
Oregon is the nation’s third leading producer of green beans for processing. Oregon-grown green beans, peas, and sweet corn earn $59 million annually.
Oregon is the nation’s leading producer of blackberries and black raspberries, and is among the top four states producing strawberries, blueberries, and cranberries.
Oregon’s greenhouse and nursery industry earns more than $745 million annually. Oregon is among the nation’s top three states producing nursery stock and is the nation’s leading producer of florist azaleas.
Barley is one of the world’s oldest grains, now with some of the newest uses.
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OSU’s remarkably diverse plant-breeding programs
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The majestic birds live in some dangerous places. An OSU graduate studied how they are coping.

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