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September 24, 2007

Mint leaves have global following but not for Oil

The mint crop in central Oregon has shifted from oil production to tea production in recent years, according to an article in the Bend Bulletin. Mint grown in the area is widely sought after for tea, and production for tea is less expensive than production for essential oils. The value of 2006 production was over $1.3 million from 1,136 acres. Many farmers grow the mint, mainly peppermint and spearmint to increase crop diversity and increase overall farm income.

Posted by Rob on September 24, 2007 in Essential Oils/Plant Extractions, Notes and News, Oil Crops | Permalink


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