|Ornamental crops are those that are not grown for human consumption. In 2008, greenhouse and nursery products were the most valuable commodity crop for Oregon1. In 2007, sales of ornamentals were over 988 million dollars2. The top five counties for ornamental production are all within the Willamette Valley and produces over 85% of the state’s sales2. The Willamette Valley, ornamental production includes greenhouse and nursery goods, grass seed, hay, and Christmas trees that all rank within the top eight commodities produced within the state2.
In addition, Oregon ranks number one in the nation in Christmas tree production, producing 38 percent of all trees with 98% of them produced within the Willamette Valley1, 2.
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1. Oregon Department of Agriculture. Department of Agriculture and National Agricultural Statistics Service. (2008) Oregon agriculture: facts and figures. Oregon Available at www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/ (accessed August 2009).
2. Oregon Department of Agriculture (2008) 2007-2008 Oregon Agriculture & Fisheries Statistics, 2008 Oregon Agripedia. Available at www.oregon.gov/ODA/docs/ (accessed July 2009).