Prices for farm products increase

Prices for farm products increase

By Research Editor Brandon Sawyer

Farmers have been getting more for their goods. The July 2011 price index for all farm products was up 31% over 2010, with crops up 41% and livestock up 18%. Oregon’s agricultural exports jumped 14% in value for the year ending September 2010 to $1.3 billion, but represented just 10% of California’s and half of Washington’s export values, which rose 14% and 10%, respectively. Oregon’s top exports remain greenhouse/nursery, cattle/calves and dairy products.