Facts about Oregon Agriculture

There are more than 250 diverse products grown and processed in Oregon ranging from wheat to salmon. Only California has a higher number of commodities in the United States.
Oregon's top agricultural products include: milk, nursery stock, hops, cattle and calves, berries, pears, potatoes, eggs, onions, peppermint, wine grapes, cherries, groundfish, crab, hay and sweet corn.
There are more than 40,000 farms in Oregon, a number that continues to grow annually, defying the national trend. Oregon products are sought all over the world due to their superior quality.
The agriculture industry contributes more than $8.25 billion to our state's economy each year.
Oregon is the number one U.S. producer of: blackberries, hazelnuts, peppermint, cranberries, rhubarb, grass seed, florist azaleas and Christmas trees.
One in twelve Oregonians are employed in agriculture.
Some 90% of Oregon's agricultural products are sent out of the state with about half that amount exported to foreign countries.


 
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