A Frightening Find & Veggie Statistics
In the aftermath of the armed standoff in Oregon's Harney County, federal officials have discovered firearms, explosives and trenches dug near artifacts in addition there is concern that vehicles at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge might be booby-trapped. Officials say trenches had been dug near some "sensitive" artifacts since the refuge contains artifacts and burial grounds sacred to the Burns Paiute Tribe. The standoff ended peacefully after nearly 6 weeks.
Newly released national statistics reaffirm that Oregon does a great job of growing vegetables, according to Erick Garman of the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
GARMAN: According to the latest statistics, Oregon is in the top ten in many categories of vegetable production. For fresh market vegetables, Oregon is number 6 in production and number nine in value. For processed vegetables, Oregon is fifth in both production and value. That's pretty impressive.
Production-wise, for every pound of vegetables grown for processing in Oregon, more than 2 pounds of vegetables are grown for the fresh market. In terms of dollars paid to the grower, those who grow for the fresh market make $3 for every $1 paid for vegetables grown for processing.
That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.