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OREGON FOOD TRIVIA and FACTS

FARMS & FARMERS
Oregon: approximate land area of 61,431,595 acres
Farmland is 16,399,647 acres or 26.7% of total land
Organic agriculture accounts for about 130,644 acres
Number of Farms: 38,553
Principle Farm Operators:
       Men: 30,298   Women: 8,255
(2013 - USDA Economic Research Service: www.ers.usda.gov ) 
[2007-2008 latest available data]

POPULATION & HUNGER
Oregon has a total population of: 3,871,859
Urban population: 3,017,419
Rural population: 854,440
Food insecure households*: 13.6%
Households with very low food security*: 5.9%
*Food insecurity - Limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.
Very low food security - At times during the year, eating patterns of one or more household members were disrupted and food intake reduced because the household lacked money and other resources for food.

(2013 - USDA Economic Research Service: www.ers.usda.gov )
(Population & Food Security data: 2011)


Tillamook is home to Oregon's largest cheese factory

The largest living organism ever found is a honey mushroom, Armillaria ostoyae. It covers 3.4 square miles of land in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon, and it's still growing!

The hazelnuts also known as the Filbert, was adopted as Oregon's Official State Nut in 1989.

The first commercial filbert orchard in the state of Oregon was the Dorris Ranch in Springfield.

    In 2009 Oregon adopted the Dungeness Crab (Metacarcinus magister) as the Official State Crustacean.

    In 2005 the Pear (Pyrus communis) was adopted as the Official State Fruit.

    In 1999 the Pacific Golden Chanterelle (Cantharellus formosus) was adopted as the Official State Mushroom.

    In 1997 Milk was adopted as the Official State Beverage.

    In 1969 the Beaver (Castor canadensis) was adopted as the Official State Animal.

    In 1961 Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) was adopted as the Official State Fish.

    In 1899 Oregon adopted the Oregon Grape (Berberis aquifolium) as the Official State Flower.
     

 

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