The fall season has come to the Mid-Willamette Valley. The unusually dry beginning of summer and the wettest September in Oregon's history provided a real challenge for the region's farmers this year. Agriculture is one sector that adds significant seasonal employment in the summer months. Agricultural employment in the region typically hits its annual peak in July.
As summer ends and fall begins, seasonal employment starts to decline in agriculture. Employment in food manufacturing grows dramatically as local Published Oct-1-2013 ...more