Ore. nursery, grass business greening up
Thursday, May 3, 2012
CARLTON, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon's nursery and grass seed farmers are seeing better times.
They were hard hit by the housing bust of the Great Recession -- demand for landscape plants and lawns plummeted.
But, the Capital Press agricultural publication (http://bit.ly/IpEV89) reports, farmers say things are looking up, at least some.
Sales for nursery plants have risen, and grass seed growers are finally clearing out their inventories.
But even if the big slump is over, rising fuel prices are taking a bite out of profit margins as they raise the cost of producing and transporting crops.
Information from: Capital Press, http://www.capitalpress.com/