Morning Roundup

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Eclipse sales disappoint, Gov. Brown to sign transportation bill and Oregon loses No. 2 hop spot.

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We’re back after taking yesterday morning off to watch the eclipse. Here’s how Oregon reacted to the historic event.

On the coast, businesses wondered what to do with surplus stock when crowds were smaller than expected, the Oregonian reports.

In Central Oregon, sales figures vary depending on the vendor, according to the Bend Bulletin.

Gov. to sign transportation bill next week. Gov. Kate Brown plans to sign the $5.3 billion transportation package in Ontario. Ontario leaders want to use the opportunity to thank Brown for her support and $26 million in funding for a new rail transload facility. Capital Press has the story.

Idaho takes No. 2 hop spot from Oregon. Projections show Idaho will surpass Oregon as the second-largest hop producer in the U.S. But the numbers are close. Idaho will produce 12.83 million pounds this year to Oregon’s 12.75 million pounds. Read more from Capital Press.

Oregon companies rank on Inc. 5000 list. The biggest company to make the annual list is Fortis Construction. Fortis has grown more than 200% in the last three years thanks to its work on Facebook’s Prineville data center. The Oregonian has more.

Boyd’s Coffee sold. The famous Portland coffee brand is being acquired by Farmer Brothers for $42 million. Based in Texas, Farmer Brothers is one of the largest coffee roasters in the U.S. Read more from the Portland Business Journal.

Cozy insurance. Portland rental management software developer Cozy has ventured into renter’s insurance. The Portland Business Journal has more.