Did you know?

  • About 98% of Oregon’s farms and ranches are family owned and operated. Some are “corporate” farms because they are incorporated for tax reasons; they’re not faceless, uncaring, mega-conglomerates. (2016)
  • Oregon agriculture is sustainable. 1,181 Oregon farms and ranches are officially recognized as remaining operational and within same family at least 100 years, while 38 have reached the official 150-year-old mark. (2016)
  • Oregon is #1 in the nation for Christmas trees, hazelnuts, loganberries, black raspberries, ryegrass seed, orchard grass seed, crimson clover, sugar beets for seed, red clover seed, fescue seed, blackberries, boysenberries, potted azaleas, and peppermint. (2015)
  • Oregon is #2 in the United States for the production of hops, blueberries, and pears. (2015)
  • Oregon is a specialty-crop state with 220+ recognized commodities.
  • There are more than 34,600 Oregon farms and ranches, occupying about 16.4 million acres. Average farm size is 474 acres. (2015)
  • Oregon agriculture production is valued at $5.4 billion (2014), making it the second-largest economic driver in the state.
  • Agriculture is directly and indirectly linked to about $50 billion in sales of goods and services, which is more than 13% of the statewide total of sales involving all industry sectors.
  • Oregon agriculture is responsible for $22.9 billion or 10.6% of the net state product.
  • Oregon agriculture is a key traded sector, ranking first in volume of exported products and third in value of exported products.
  • About 80% of Oregon’s ag production leaves the state, with about 40% leaving the country, thereby bringing in “new money” to the state.
  • Oregon agriculture directly or indirectly supports more than 326,000 full or part-time jobs, making up almost 14 percent of total jobs in the state.
  • Nationally, one farmer supplies food for about 155 people in the US and abroad.

Get a fact sheet about Oregon agriculture and Farm Bureau 

Activities & info to celebrate National Ag Day! 

Learn more about agriculture through this OFB Agricultural Glossary of Terms.

Learn more about Oregon’s agriculture’s top commodities from ODA’s “Facts and Figures” brochure. — see the Junior Edition of Facts & Figures, especially for kids! 

ODA article: The large economic footprint of Oregon agriculture

OSU’s Future of Oregon’s Agricultural Land report (2016)

Oregon Agripedia

Lots of great resources about Oregon agriculture from the state Dept. of Agriculture

OSU Report: Oregon Agriculture, Food and Fiber: An Economic Analysis

2015 stats for Oregon ag from USDA, NASS, and NW Regional Field Office

Great resources from the OSU Extension Catalog on Oregon ag production, marketing, and specific commodities

Check out a commodity map of ag products around the state from Oregon Ag in the Classroom.

2012 Census of Agriculture: Oregon data from last Ag Census or see the Whole Census

Info about Oregon agriculture from the USDA Economic Research Service

2016 Northwest Ag Economic Impact Study by NW Farm Credit Services, OSU Extension Rural Studies Program and
University of Idaho Extension Service 

Info for BEGINNING & YOUNG farmers