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County gross farm and ranch sales, 2011

Rank County Dollars 1 Marion $616,867,000 2 Umatilla $503,210,000 3 Morrow $477,132,000 4 Clackamas $332,940,000 5 Malheur $296,145,000 6 Washington $284,778,000 7 Klamath $283,733,000 8 Linn $279,581,000 9 Yamhill $259,013,000 10 Polk $156,911,000 11 Tillamook $137,524,000 12 Lane $125,009,000 13 Wasco $113,592,000 14 Benton $97,968,000 15 Lake $93,874,000 16 Union $91,536,000 17 Harney $83,668,000 18 […]

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Value of Oregon agriculture

Crop production, 2011 Crop Acres Production Value Field crops Barley (bu) 32,000 2,400,000 $11,760,000 Corn, grain (bu) 51,000 10,965,000 $73,466,000 Corn, silage (tons) 31,000 868,000 $35,362,000 Hay, alfalfa (tons) 400,000 1,800,000 $417,600,000 Hay, other (tons) 630,000 1,512,000 $308,448,000 Hops (lbs) 4,202 8,019,400 $23,497,000 Oats (bu) 12,000 1,200,000 $3,300,000 Peppermint (lbs) 23,000 2,093,000 $48,976,000 Potatoes (cwt) […]

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Oregon commodity commissions seeking applicants

The Oregon Department of Agriculture is seeking applicants to fill 78 positions on the state’s 23 agricultural and commercial fishery commodity commissions. ODA Director Katy Coba appoints commissioners to make decisions about how to use producer assessments on promotion, education, and research projects funded by each commodity commission. Most appointments are for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2012. The Oregon […]

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Sustainable Agriculture?

Every day, farmers and ranchers around the world develop new, innovative strategies to produce and distribute food, fuel and fiber sustainably. While these strategies vary greatly, they all embrace three broad goals, or what SARE (sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education)   calls the 3 Pillars of Sustainability: Profit over the long term Stewardship of our nation’s land, air and water […]

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Tiny wasps offer hope in battle vs. exotic stink bug

Tiny wasps offer hope in battle vs. exotic stink bug

Click here to listen to Audio Imported natural enemies of the brown marmorated stink bug are being researched Oregon’s ability to control an exotic stink bug that threatens agriculture may rest on a tiny insect that just happens to be a natural predator of the unwanted pest. It’s a classic case of biological control with […]

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Oregon agriculture looks at new international markets

ODA on the lookout for emerging markets, including India and SE Asia ODA — China stands tall as an international market for Oregon agriculture that has scarcely reached its full potential. Japan, despite the recent issues related to the March earthquake and tsunami, remains a long-standing and loyal customer. South Korea, with a possible free […]

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