New data show Oregon has lost farmland every year since 1997

The Nature Conservancy.

For Immediate Release

April 15, 2019

Oregon legislators need to step up and help save our farms

Kelley Beamer, Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts: 503-719-4732,
Jerome Rosa, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association: 503-361-2293,
Dylan Kruse, Sustainable Northwest: 303-328-7524,
Mary Anne Nash, Oregon Farm Bureau: 541-740-4062,

New data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that Oregon lost 340,000 acres of farmland from 2012-2017, more than three times the number of acres lost from 2007-2012 (98,000 acres). Since 1997, Oregon has lost nearly 10 percent of its farmland (9.6 percent).

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