Grass seed growers hurting, optimistic

Gary Harris, 64, moves an irrigation pipe on a field he'll be planting with winter wheat at the Harris Farms north of Madras.<BR><I>AP photo</I>

MADRAS - Madras farmer Gary Harris was visiting his father's condominium on a fancy golf course in Arizona recently when he struck up a conversation with the man in charge of taking care of the course.

The greens superintendent told Harris that instead of planting 1,300 pounds of Rough bluegrass on 3 acres of the course, this year the resort would be mowing the grass and painting it green for the remainder of the year.

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