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  1. The Future of Food in Oregon Ken Meter Crossroads Resource Center (Minneapolis) Oregon Food Bank Network Meeting Portland April 24, 2008

  2. Financial partners: • Oregon Food Bank • The Holland / Burgerville • University of Minnesota • Experiment in Rural Cooperation (SE Minnesota) • Northwest & West Central Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships • Food Systems Working Group (Value Chain Partnerships project) — Aldo Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University • University of Wisconsin Extension • Northern Arizona University — Ctr Environmental Studies • W. K. Kellogg Foundation (Michigan) • Community Alliance with Family Farms (California) • Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Program (NC) • University of Hawaii — Manoa • FarmAid • Northwest Area Foundation • ALCES Foundation(Massachusetts) • Washington State University • Roots of Change (San Francisco) • Manitoba Food Charter (Winnipeg)

  3. “Finding Food in Farm Country” Studies plus Maui & Hawai’i 35 regions — 17 states

  4. Local Farm & Food Economies The perspectives of the communities where commodities are produced and used... …are often overlooked

  5. Vision for local food economies Build: Health Wealth Connection Capacity

  6. Clark County, Washington Source: 2000 Census

  7. Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

  8. Poverty 31,027 School Lunch 73,062 (21%) Source: 2000 Census

  9. Clark County Four of every five farms is less than 50 acres Source: Ag Census

  10. Clark County rankings in state • 2nd in broiler chicken inventory (662,000) • 3rd in sheep & goat sales ($253,000) • 4th in acres of berries grown (1,389) • 4th in Christmas tree acreage (1,057) • 6th in sales of Christmas trees • ($1.3 million) • 6th in poultry sales ($7 million) Source: Ag Census

  11. Farm Production Balance in Clark County, Washington, 1969- 2005 Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

  12. Farm Production Balance in Clark County, Washington, 1969- 2005 Costs reduced since 1987 One great year little improvement since 1985 $4.7 million lost over last 11 years Source: BEA

  13. Clark County • County farmers sell • $58million of crops & livestock per year (11-year average 1995-2005) And… • Spend $59 million to produce them Source: BEA

  14. Clark County • Lose $400,000 in production costs • (average loss per year since 1995) Source: BEA

  15. Crop & livestock sales in Clark County, Washington, 1969- 2005 Source: BEA

  16. Clark County 67% of county’s farms reported net losses in 2002 Source: Ag Census

  17. Clark County Farms Dairy & livestock decline Fruit orchards decline Farmers raise nursery plants Farms sold to developers Number of consumers increases

  18. $30 million of farm inputs are purchased from outside the county each year. Source: Ken Meter using data from Ag Census

  19. Clark County food businesses All told… $ 2,302 million sales 22,870 jobs 1,667 firms Source: Dun & Bradstreet (2007) and U.S. Economic Census (2002) — understates actual

  20. Clark County consumers spend $807 million on food each year To eat at home: $ 449 million To eat out: $ 358 million • $700 million fromoutside county Source: Census & BLS

  21. All told, Clark County... • Loses $400,000 in production, & • Buys $30 million of outside inputs • Buys $700 million of outside food Potential wealth lost each year

  22. Total loss to Clark County is: • $730 millioneach year! • 12 times the valueof all products produced in the county • 91% of the value of all food consumed in the county

  23. Columbia Gorge Partner: Gorge Grown Network

  24. Columbia Gorge Partner: Gorge Grown Network

  25. Columbia Gorge • Orchards export to: • Mexico • Columbia • India • Russia

  26. Columbia Gorge Hood River Valley: Respected producer of organic fruits for juice

  27. $124 million less than 1969 $750 million loss since 1990

  28. Ten Rivers region Partners: Ten Rivers Food Web, OSU, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, NWAF

  29. Ten Rivers region Map: OSU Extension

  30. Ten Rivers region Partners: Ten Rivers Food Web, OSU, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, NWAF

  31. City of Corvallis — Household Income Levels Poverty 9,166 School Lunch 15,537 (35%) Source: 2000 Census

  32. Ten Rivers Food Web Linn County: First in U.S. in grass & seed acreage (2002) 184,000 acres — 48% of harvested land $85 million of grass and hay sold (56% of county farm sales)

  33. Benton & Linn Counties

  34. Crop & livestock sales in Ten Rivers region, 1969 - 2004

  35. Ten Rivers 67% of region’s farms reported net losses in 2002 Source: Ag Census

  36. Portland Metro area

  37. Oregon

  38. $560 million less than 1969 $2.2 billion lost since 1982

  39. U.S. data

  40. Farm Production Balance in U.S., 1969- 2001 $40 billion less than 1969 Source: BEA

  41. Change in Farm Production Balance, 1969 - 2002 Map by Ken Meter, 2005 Source: BEA

  42. Wall Street Journal: US is becoming net food importer Source: Adamy, WSJ, January 31, 2005

  43. U.S. agri-trade balance 1976 1986 1996 Source: USDA/ERS and Census Bureau