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Speaking For Oregon Agriculture Since 1969
From board rooms, to colleges, to classrooms, fairs and the halls of the legislature the members of Oregon Women for Agriculture have been working hard to share the message about agriculture in our state.
Oregon Agricultural Facts
Oregon boasts over 220 locally grown commodities, the third most agriculturally-diverse in the nation. Learn more about the characteristics that make Oregon such a special place to call home.
Oregon produced a total of 170 million lbs of apples with a monetary value of just above $55 million. Apples are ranked number 18 on Oregon’s Top 20 agricultural commodities list.
The largest proportion of chickens found are layers and pullets, with 2.8 million birds accounted for, and valued at $8.14 million.
FARMERS & RANCHERS
Oregon’s agricultural landscape is one of the most diverse in the United States. In Oregon, there are over 326,000 full-time and part-time jobs in agriculture.
According to the USDA, the value of “seeds, oilseeds and horticulture” exports was about $940,553,000 in 2017. This is the largest valued agricultural export for the state of Oregon.
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