Topic: Willamette Valley
Minnow endangered: The Oregon chub, a tiny minnow that lives only in the backwaters of Oregon's Willamette Valley, is set to become the first fish ever taken off the US government's list of endangered species.
The majority of the world's seed for broccoli, cauliflower, and similar veggies is produced in Oregon's Willamette Valley. But the seeds can be easily contaminated by pollen from canola, which the state recently allowed in the valley. The legislature must ban the canola.
More rain has been predicted for Northern California, even after the 15 to 20-inch onslaught the area saw last week.
The wilted economy, especially the weakened housing market, has taken a toll on nursery operators from Oregon to Florida.
02/19/2010 11:57 am
Eight small-staffed but high-quality seed companies to consider for this growing season.
02/05/2010 10:50 am