The Oregon Agricultural Statistics Service has published a booklet titled "Oregon Agriculture: Facts and Figures" which talks about the $3.7 billion agricultural industry in Oregon generated by 220 different commodities.

Though the average farm size is 430 acres, the highest percentage of farm sizes in the state, 35.1 percent, falls in the 10 acre to 49 acre range.

The average age of a farm operator in Oregon is 54.5 years.

The top five commodities in the state are greenhouse and nursery products ($696 million), cattle and calves ($423 million), hay ($337 million), grass seed ($334 million) and milk ($271 million).

Eleven Oregon grown commodities rank first in the nation for production. They are Christmas trees, hazelnuts, blackberries, loganberries, black raspberries, boysenberries and youngberries, peppermint, orchardgrass seed, ryegrass seed, fescue seed and potted florist azaleas. Oregon produces 100 percent of the nation's supply of hazelnuts, blackberries, loganberries and black raspberries and 99 percent of the nation's orchardgrass seed and ryegrass seed.

Oregon growers produce 14 percent of the nation's Christmas trees, ranking it as the state's sixth leading commodity at $131 million in sales.

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