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Growing regions in Oregon
Growing regions in Oregon map

Region 1 - Coastal Oregon
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Coastal Oregon
The bounty of the Pacific is found here in full splendor, offering a rich menu of delights from the sea - oysters, mussels, clams, salmon, halibut, ling cod, snapper and bass, Dungeness crab and scallops. On land, dairy farms along the coast are famous for their cheeses. Specialty crops are found here, too, including cranberries and lily bulbs.

Region 2 - The Willamette Valley
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The Willamette Valley
Perhaps the most diverse agricultural region on earth–more than 170 different crops including grains, hays, grass and legume seed field crops of all kinds, tree fruits and nuts, small fruits and berries, wines, fresh and processed vegetables, Christmas trees, nursery products of all descriptions, dairy, poultry and beef are all produced in this amazing valley.

Region 3 - Southern Oregon
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Southern Oregon
Mountainous, hilly areas graze sheep and cattle. The Rogue River Valley produces pears and other tree fruit with an international reputation for unequaled quality. Southern Oregon produces fruit, potatoes and livestock.

Region 4 - Hood River Valley
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Hood River Valley
Nestled in among the foothills and northern valleys of Mt. Hood, this remarkable area is famous for its high quality tree fruit, particularly pears and apples. Nearby to the east, is The Dalles. This is cherry country. Many of these cherries are sold fresh into export markets.

Region 5 - The Columbia Basin
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The Columbia Basin
This is Oregon's principal wheat production area, producing nearly 60% of the state's wheat. Farms here are generally large, averaging 4,000 acres or larger. Recent irrigation development along the Columbia River near Hermiston has changed what was once sage brush and desert into some of the nation's most productive farm land. On these large irrigated plots grow potatoes, alfalfa, wheat, watermelon, carrots, onions, field corn and more.

Region 6 - Southeast Oregon
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Southeast Oregon
The livestock industry dominates southeast Oregon. Most of Oregon's cattle graze here, on the thousands of acres of private and federal rangeland. Because of low rainfall in this region, most haying fields and pastures must be irrigated. Major crops include onions, potatoes, and sugar beets.