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Farming and Agriculture

Oregon's Diverse Farms and Agriculture

Oregon is one of the country's most agriculturally diverse states, producing more than 220 agricultural commodities (including some we don't eat, such as Christmas trees, nursery plants, and grass seed). Oregon leads the nation in the production of hazelnuts, blackberries, raspberries, boysenberries, loganberries, and storage onions, and ranked second in the production of hops, peppermint, spearmint, prune plums, and green beans, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Cattle production is the top agricultural activity in the southeast region of the state and one of Oregon's largest agricultural industries. The Oregon dairy industry, holds fifth in production value ranking nationally, with fluid milk as its leading product.

The numbers in the chart indicate annual farm gate sales, in millions. From the OSU Extension Service.


Oregon Farm Gate Sales (In Millions) 2008, OSU Extension Service