Changes Reported In Top Oregon Commodities

The Oregon Department of Agriculture is out with the top commodities of 2019 and there was a bit of a shakeup. The top commodity grown in Oregon remained Greenhouse and Nursery last year, accounting for nearly $1 billion. Hay moved in as the new #2 commodity, accounting for over $674-million last year. Dropping to 3rd was Cattle and Calves, accounting for $625-million in total sales last year. Milk and Grass Seed rounded out the top five, reporting over $552-million and $517- million in sales last year respectively.

Agriculture remains vital to Oregon’s economy. The state is home to more than 37,200 farms and ranches and with the commercial fishing industry, the state produces more than 220 commodities, generating about $5 billion in annual farm gate sales and services a year.

OREGON’S TOP 20 AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES: 2019

1 Greenhouse & nursery $955,166,000

2 Hay $674,280,000

3 Cattle & calves $625,158,000

4 Milk $552,096,000

5 Grass seed $517,406,000

6 Wheat $282,948,000

7 Grapes for wine $237,784,000

8 Potatoes $198,889,000

9 Blueberries $134,254,000

10 Pears $108,774,000

11 Onions $108,409,000

12 Christmas trees $104,451,000

13 Hazelnuts $84,480,000

14 Cherries $75,221,000

15 Hops $71,628,000

16 Dungeness crab $67,671,967

17 Eggs $56,798,000

18 Mint for oil $40,536,000

19 Apples $38,746,000

20 Sweet corn $38,103,000

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