Oregon nurseries regain top spot on production list; hops skyrocket

The hops industry saw a 99 percent increase in production value in 2016.

Oregon’s nursery industry has reclaimed the No. 1 spot on the state Department of Agriculture’s list of the Top 20 agricultural commodities for 2016, leap-frogging the cattle industry, last year’s leader in production value.

“(The nursery industry) has always historically been number one, and the message is that it’s slowly continued its growth,” Bruce Pokarney, ODA director of communications, said.

Source: Oregon nurseries regain top spot on production list; hops skyrocket – Oregon – Capital Press