SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon drivers can go with the basic fir tree license plate or for a little more money order Crater Lake, salmon or cultural trust plates.

They would have one more choice -- wine country -- under legislation sponsored by Rep. Kevin Cameron of Salem. The idea is backed by Cultivating Communities, an arm of Travel Salem.

The Statesman Journal reports the sale of wine country plates would go to projects in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties and encourage tourism statewide.

The growing Oregon wine industry now has nearly 400 wineries and more than 800 vineyards.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com

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