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Oregon Data and Statistics

Welcome to the Oregon Statistics page. Here you will find frequently requested data specific to this state from AFT's Farms Under Threat: The State of the States report, the National Resources Inventory and the Census of Agriculture. You also can link to additional information and data sources.

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Farms Under Threat

National Resources Inventory

Census of Agriculture

Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

Other Data Sources

Farms Under Threat: The State of the States

All estimates represent figures for the Conterminous U.S.

Total and Agricultural Land Cover/Use

Data Item Acres
Total land area in 2016 62,134,000
Agricultural land in 2016 17,504,800
Cropland in 2016 4,697,300
Pastureland in 2016 2,129,100
Rangeland  in 2016 10,099,800
Woodland in 2016 578,500
Agricultural land in 2001 17,654,900

High-quality Agricultural Land

Data Item Acres
Nationally Significant agricultural land in 2016 3,581,800
Nationally Significant agricultural land in 2001 3,519,300
Best agricultural land in 2016 8,897,600
Best agricultural land in 2001 8,863,900

Nationally Significant agricultural land is the land best-suited to long-term, intensive crop production within the Conterminous United States; and each state’s “best land” is approximately the better half of all agricultural land in each state. For more information about these categories of high-quality agricultural land and how they were identified, see the interactive website for Farms Under Threat: The State of the States, and the fact sheet about AFT’s Productivity, Versatility, and Resiliency (PVR) Analysis.

Agricultural Land Converted from 2001-2016

Data Item Acres
Agricultural land developed or compromised 65,800
Agricultural land converted to urban and highly-developed land use (UHD) 32,800
Agricultural land converted to low-density residential land use (LDR) 33,000
Nationally Significant agricultural land developed or compromised 20,500
Nationally Significant agricultural land converted to UHD 11,200
Nationally Significant agricultural land converted to LDR 9,300
Best agricultural land developed or compromised 31,300
Best agricultural land converted to UHD 9,900
Best agricultural land converted to LDR 21,400

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2012 National Resources Inventory

1997-2002 2002-2007 2007-2012 1982-2012
Agricultural land converted to developed land (acres) 43,8000 49,400 13,000 262,500
Agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 15,074,000 14,927,200 14,829,000 15,560,100
Prime agricultural land at the beginning of the reporting period (acres) 3,000,700 2,915,600 2,893,600 3,115,800
Forest land converted to developed land (acres) 25,100 35,100 8,100 188,800
Other rural land converted to developed land (acres) NA 3,100 NA 12,500
Total surface area (acres) 62,161,000 62,161,000 62,161,000 62,161,000

Census of Agriculture

Data Item 2007 2012 2017
Farms 38,553 35,439 37,616
Land in Farms (acres) 16,399,647 16,301,578 15,962,322
Cropland (acres) 5,010,408 4,690,420 4,726,109
Permanent Pasture and Rangeland (acres) 9,148,119 9,343,553 9,144,984
Woodland (acres) 1,729,761 1,764,937 1,614,345
Land in Buildings (acres) 511,359 502,668 476,884
Total Land Area (acres) 62,134,027 62,134,027 62,134,027
All operators/All producers 64,503 59,237 68,773
All operators/All producers 34 and younger 4,314 3,684 4,991
All operators/All producers 65 and older 15,099 17,576 24,019
All producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 40,212
Principal producers 54,450
Principal producers 34 and younger 3,604
Principal producers 65 and older 20,508
Principal producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 14,238
Principal operators / Primary producers 38,553 35,439 37,616
Principal operators / Primary producers 34 and younger 1,604 1,419 2,198
Principal operators / Primary producers 65 and older 11,054 12,577 14,946
Primary producers with experience of 10 years or less on any farm 9,273
Market value of agricultural products sold $4,386,143,000 $4,883,674,000 $5,006,822,000
Average market value of agricultural products sold per operation $113,769 $137,805 $133,104
Market value of agricultural products sold directly to consumers $56,362,000 $44,177,000 $84,272,000
Market value of agricultural products sold directly to retail markets, institutions, and food hubs for local or regionally branded products $260,679,000

Notes on Changes to the 2017 Census of Agriculture

  • Producer characteristic data were collected for a maximum of four producers on each farm, up from a maximum of three producers in prior years.
  • Principal producer is a new term that identifies up to two main decision-makers on each farm, up from one principal operator in prior years.
  • Market value of agricultural products sold directly to consumers expanded to include value-added products.
  • Market value of agricultural products sold directly to retail markets, institutions, and food hubs for local or regionally branded products is a new data item.

 


Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

For summaries of PACE activity by state, use the links for the downloadable table or most recent fact sheets on the national statistics page under Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs.


Other Data Sources

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