farming http://klcc.org en Farmers Recover After Cold Winter Weather http://klcc.org/post/farmers-recover-after-cold-winter-weather <p>Vendors at the Lane County Farmer’s Market say their crops are recovering after the snow and below zero temperatures that hit their fields this winter.</p><p>Booths are filled with kale, carrots, and potatoes at the Lane County Farmer’s Market. It’s hard to see that farmers suffered any losses after the winter’s harsh and unusual weather. But the farmers behind the tables and baskets of produce say the cold conditions came with a price.</p><p>Richardson: “We had some issues. The cold was harsh on us.”</p><p>Says Jack Richardson, the manager of Organic Redneck farm.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Butt 9845 at http://klcc.org Farmers Recover After Cold Winter Weather Converting Grass Seed To Grain In The Willamette Valley http://klcc.org/post/converting-grass-seed-grain-willamette-valley <p></p><p></p><p>When grass seed prices crashed in 2008, a group of Willamette Valley farmers decided to switch part of their production to food crops.&nbsp; Now, not only are their results successful, but they may be laying the foundation for a different kind of food economy in Oregon.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:05:47 +0000 Jacob Lewin 7112 at http://klcc.org Converting Grass Seed To Grain In The Willamette Valley