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Oregon Economy

Agriculture

In terms of revenue generated Oregon's top five agricultural products are greenhouse and nursery products, cattle and calves, dairy products, hay, and ryegrass.

Livestock

Beef cattle and milk are Oregon's most valuable livestock products.

Other livestock products are chicken eggs and broilers (young chickens).

Crops

Greenhouse and nursery products are Oregon's most valuable agricultural sector. Oregon farmers produce daffodils, gladioli, irises, lilies, peonies and tulips for bulbs.

Hay is Oregon's second ranked crop generating 7% of the state's total agricultural receipts.

Ryegrass, wheat and onions are also valuable crops within the state. Oregon produces almost all of the country's seed for bentgrass, fescue,' ryegrass, crimson clover, Kentucky and merion bluegrasses and orchardgrass and... Oregon is a leader in the production of peppermint oil.

Oregon produces a valuable timber harvest. The most important trees are the douglas fir and ponderosa pine. Oregon is a leading producer of Christmas trees.

Oregon's a top vegetable-producing state and delivers a large potato crop. Green peas, onions, snap beans, sweet corn, hops, sugar beets and, of course, hazelnuts (filberts) are other Oregon crops.

Oregon is also a top producer of berries, pears, plums and cherries. Apples are also grown in the state.

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Manufacturing

Manufacturers add value to raw products by creating manufactured items. For example, cotton cloth becomes more valuable than a boll of cotton through manufacturing processes.

In Oregon, the leading manufactured products are electronic equipment including oscilloscopes, computer video display monitors, calculators, printer components, microprocessors and communication microchips.

Following the high-tech component industry is the wood processing industry where manufactured products include plywood, veneer and particleboard. Oregon leads the states in lumber production.

Food processing is the third-ranking manufacturing activity in the state. The most important products in this sector are frozen fruits and vegetables. Other processed foods include baked goods, beverages and canned goods.

Mining

About 75% of Oregon's mining income is generated by the mining of sand and gravel for roadbeds and stone.

Oregon is a leading producer of pumice stone.

Other mined products are clays, diatomite, gold and semiprecious gems.

Fishing

The big catches of the day in Oregon are albacore tuna, crab, groundfish, shrimp and whiting.

Services

The community, business and personal services group accounts for the greatest income in the services industry. Services in this group include private health care, hotels and motels, law firms, engineering companies and repair shops.

Ranking second is the wholesale trade (foreign automobile imports, wheat and forest product exports, athletic shoes, sportswear) and retail trade (department stores, food stores) industry.

Third place in the services industry is the finance, insurance and real estate group fueled by the development of retirement villages and vacation resorts.

Sources

Claude W. Curran and Gordon B. Dodds, "Oregon," World Book Online Americas Edition, http://www.worldbookonline.com/wbol/wbPage/na/ar/co/405160, August 15, 2001.

U.S. Department of Agriculture: National Agricultural Statistics Service, "Oregon State Agriculture Overview, 2004", 3 January 2006, <http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Ag_Overview/AgOverview_ORpdf> (12 January 2006)

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