Coos County's total gross agriculture sales reached $58.4 million, up from a revised 2010 figure of $30.3 million, or a published total increase of 92.8 percent. It is imperative to note that in 2011 commercial fisheries are included in the published totals for the first time. Excluding these data, a comparable figure to 2010 published data shows a gain of 16.6 percent from 2010 in non-commercial fishery farm and ranch sales. In 2011, commercial fisheries comprised $23.1 million of the total sales figures. Graph 2 displays the proportion of agriculture sales in Coos County by commodity in 2010. Over the year, small fruits sales rose 51.8 percent, as the value of cranberries increased from $5.5 million to $8.2 million. Notable gains were reported in specialty products (+31.3%) and calves and cattle (+16.0%). Coos County had a total of 15,530 harvested acres in 2011.
Curry County's agriculture sales in 2011 totaled $25.3 million. Excluding commercial fisheries, to make a comparison to 2010 published figures, the total was $15.9 million, or a gain of 25.4 percent from 2010 revised figures. Graph 3 shows the distribution of agriculture commodity sales in 2011. Over the year, hay and forage (+55.9%), small fruits (+129.8%), specialty products (+12.0%), and calves and cattle (+16%) recorded sales gains from 2010.
Harvested acreage totaled 3,372 in 2010. About two-thirds of that total was hay and forage acreage. Small fruits comprised nearly all of the remaining harvested acreage in Curry County.
The most recent statewide and county agricultural sales estimates are available from Oregon State University's Agricultural Information Network (OAIN) at oain.oregonstate.edu/.
The most comprehensive source of agriculture-related data is the Census of Agriculture which is conducted every five years. Results are available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS). The most recent data are from 2007, and can be viewed at http://www.nass.usda.gov/.