Local Farms on the Decline

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County farms are on the decline, according to newly-released government data. Numbers from the 2012 census show the number of farms in the area went down from almost 2,000 to just more than 1,700. Meanwhile, the market value of agricultural products sold in the county dropped by nearly 20% overall, and … Continue reading »

Jackson Co. Form Agricultural Task Force

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Commissioners are tapping into some of the area’s most experienced ranchers, farmers, foresters and soils experts to form a blue-ribbon panel to be an agricultural task force. The task force is required as part of the recently approved regional problem solving plan, that lays out development goals for the next … Continue reading »