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Oregon is an agriculturally diverse state, producing more than 250 different commodities and ranks 28th in the US for commodities sold. The only state that produces a wider variety of crops than Oregon is California. There are a total of 37,616 farms in the state spread across 15.9 million acres. Oregon ranks number 1 in the nation for the production of Hazelnuts, Crimson Clover, several types of seeds, Azalea flowers, Christmas trees, Rhubarb, and Blueberries.
In the latest USDA Census of Agriculture, we saw that farmers in Oregon produced and sold a total of $5 billion of agricultural products, 65% of which was from the sale of crops including greenhouse and nursery products. In 2018, Oregon was the number 3 exporter of plant products such as Grass Seed, and the number 4 exporter of fresh and processed Fruits in the United States.
The top 5 counties in terms of agricultural sales were Marion County, Morrow County, Clackamas County, Umatilla County, and Malheur County. Altogether, these five counties account for 48% of Oregon's agricultural revenue.