Community Economist (Former)
Content by Mallory Rahe
The Community Food System Indicators is a curated collection within Oregon State University Extension's Rural Communities Explorer. The CFS Indicators span the food system, from production to consumption, and data are available at ...
Browse this PDF to find printed data for all 36 counties in Oregon which provides updated indicators from the Community Food System Indicator dataset. Find this data online at https://oe.oregonexplorer.info/rural/CommunitiesReporter/
A higher percentage of all farms in Oregon are small farms with less than 10 acres (33.3% of all Oregon farms and 13.4% of all US farms). These small farms are the fastest growing farm size in the state and increased 7.6% from 2012 (increased 2.8% nationally).
2.5% of all farms in Oregon produced 69.7% of all agricultural products sold, compared to 3.9% of all farms producing 69.3% of all sales nationally. Total sales by farms selling $1 million or more increased 5% in Oregon, and increased 1.9% nationally from 2012 to 2017.
Oregon's Number of Farms and Total Agriculture Production Increases 2012 to 2017, Declines Nationally
Oregon’s total number of farm operations increased a net 2,177 between the 2012 and 2017 Census of Agriculture, this growth of 6.1 percent occurred while nationally the number of farms decreased by a net of 67,083 of 3.2 percent.