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2014 NW Region’s Horticulture Value of Sales at 1.38 Billion, increased 15 percent from 2009

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NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE

United States Department of Agriculture • Washington, DC 20250

Northwest Regional Field Office • Olympia, WA 98507 Ag Statistics Hotline: 1-800-727-9540 • www.nass.usda.gov

 

Posted online February 8, 2016 Regional Contacts Phone: 1-800-435-5883

Washington – Christopher Mertz, NW Regional Director

 

2014 NW Region’s Horticulture Value of Sales at 1.38 Billion, increased 15 percent from 2009. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties report, which shows that U.S. horticulture operations sold a total of $13.8 billion in floriculture, nursery and specialty crops in 2014, up 18 percent since 2009. The number of horticulture operations in the United States increased 8 percent during this time to 23,221.

 

“This report contains the results of the tenth Census of Horticultural Specialties,” said Chairman of the Agricultural Statistics Board Mark Harris. “First conducted in 1889, the horticulture census provides data on industries for which there are no other comprehensive data sources. It is a valuable tool to highlight the contribution horticulture growers bring to state-level economies – whether in sales earned or expenses paid for hired labor.”

 

Horticulture production was concentrated in 10 states which accounted for 65 percent of all U.S. horticulture sales in 2014. California ($2.88 billion), Florida ($1.80 billion) and Oregon ($932 million) led the nation in sales. All operations that reported producing and selling $10,000 or more of horticultural crops on the 2012 Census of Agriculture were included in this special study.

 

Alaska showed a 35 percent increase on the total number of operations reporting horticultural specialty crops sold between 2009 and 2014, while total sales increased 65 percent to $16.8 million. Idaho showed a 6 percent increase on the total number of operations reporting horticultural specialty crops sold between 2009 and 2014, while total sales decreased 11 percent to $67.4 million.

 

Idaho ranked third in the United States in vegetable seed sales. Oregon showed an 8 percent increase on the total number of operations reporting horticultural specialty crops sold between 2009 and 2014, while total sales increased 12 percent to $932 million.

 

Oregon ranked first in the United States in cut Christmas tree sales and second in vegetable seed sales. It also ranked third in cut flower sales, nursery stock sales, flower seed sales, and cut cultivated green sales.

 

Washington showed a 14 percent increase on the total number of operations reporting horticultural specialty crops sold between 2009 and 2014, while total sales increased 31 percent to $366 million. Washington ranked second in the United States in cut flower sales, rhizomes, and tuber sales.

 

To access the full Census of Horticulture Report: http://agcensus.usda.gov

-Select the Publications Tab

- Select Census of Horticulture Specialties 


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