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Cranberry Farming


Oregon cranberry farmers call the south coast the NAPA valley of cranberry farming in the US. A longer growing season produces sweet berries. But don’t believe the myth that they grow in watery bogs. Cranberry fields are flooded only two days a year to help the farmers get the berries off the vine at harvest time.

Producer - Vince Patton
Videographer - Todd Sonflieth
Editor - Nicholas Fisher

More Information
Oregon Cranberry Growers Assn.
Cranberry Production in Oregon
Vincent Family Cranberries

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Cranberry Farming; Grebes Walk on Water; North Umpqua Geology

Oregon Field Guide:#2401
Original Broadcast: October 4, 2012