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Challenges remain on the horizon for Oregon agriculture in 2011, but the Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture has some optimism.  Katy Coba says because of some very interesting developments on the national and international market scene, things look good: “Commodity demand is up.  We are seeing wheat prices, as an example, up.  We are starting to see beef prices move up.  So I think all of these things are going to certainly help the bottom line for Oregon agriculture."   Some commodity sectors are rebounding from economic problems faster than others in Oregon, but Coba says many farmers and ranchers can begin to see light at the end of the tunnel. 

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)