Oregon State Agriculture Continues to Prosper

Take a look at Oregon’s top agricultural commodities

Home to 34,200 farms and more than 16 million acres of farmland, Oregon has a diverse agricultural industry. With over 250 commodities grown across the state, second to California in the number of agricultural commodities produced, the agricultural industry is highly profitable and a major economic driver. The state’s annual agricultural production is valued at $3.5 billion, and nearly 10 percent of Oregon’s economy is related to agriculture. Additionally, approximately one in 12 Oregon jobs are tied to the agriculture industry (that’s a total of 140,000 jobs), and about 60,000 of those jobs are on farms.Read More

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AgAmerica Recaps the World Forestry Conference

The World Foresty Center in Portland, Oregon, once again hosted the ‘Who Will Own the Forest?’ Conference focusing on timber investment in the U.S. and abroad.

Timber in the U.S. and in overseas markets was the focus of the Who Will Own the Forest? Conference, held September 20-22 at the World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon. The event brought timber investors together to explore domestic and overseas institutional timberland investing. AgAmerica Lending’s President/ CEO Brian Philpot attended the event. In its 12th year, the conference focused on important topics in the timberland industry.  Find an overview below.Read More

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The Nation’s Premier Land Lender Talks Oregon Agriculture

Oregon is a state with diverse lands and a love for agriculture. It was the fourth state for organic sales in the U.S. in 2014, and it boasts one of the most diverse ag regions in the world— the Willamette Valley— where over 170 different crops are produced in the state’s northwest inland region, complementing the state’s wide range of products and produce. From its western shores to its southern hills and mountains, to the rangelands of eastern Oregon, the products that are grown and harvested vary from the usual to the unique. As the nation’s premier land lender, we like to keep our fingers on the pulse of booming regions and commodities. Here’s a quick look at agricultural land and commodities of Oregon:

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