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Oregon’s Working Landscapes

Oregon’s Working Landscapes
A snapshot of productivity from Oregon’s farms, forests, and seasides

Oregon is a tapestry of working landscapes and hard-working people. Our state has widely varying climates, precipitation, soils, and industries. Our land and waters sustain healthy cities and wildlife habitats, while also producing more than 220 commercial crops and more than 150 species of commercially landed fish and shellfish. Here’s a snapshot of Oregon’s working landscapes.

Oregon's Working Landscapes infographic

Number of farms in Oregon: 35,0003

  • Less that 10 acres: 26%
  • 10-49 acres: 36%
  • 50-179 acres: 20%
  • 180-499 acres: 8%
  • 500 acres or more: 10%

Top 3 agricultural commodities3

  • Greenhouse and nursery: $745,162,000
  • Cattle and calves: $669,090,000
  • Hay: $634,456,000

Top 3 counties for farm and ranch sales3

  • Marion: $639,326,000
  • Umatilla: $487,281,000
  • Morrow: $482,379,000

Top 3 commercial fish landings3

  • Crab: $48,952,000
  • Shrimp: $24,436,000
  • Groundfish: $22,100,000

Land cover1

  • Forestland: 48%
  • Agricultural land: 28%
  • Rangeland: 20%
  • Urban areas: 6%
  • Where, 53% of land is federally owned

Average annual precipitation2

  • Government Camp, Clackamas County: 87 in.
  • Rome, Malheur County: 8 in.

Rivers & streams: 114,500 miles1

1From: Oregon State of the Environment Report, Oregon Progress Board, 2000 and The Integrated Water Resources Strategy, Oregon Water Resources Commission, August 2012

2From: The Oregon Weather Book, Taylor and Hatton, OSU Press, 1999

3From: Oregon Department of Agriculture

Published in: Ecosystems, Economics