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Land Tenure in Oregon. 79 larger improved area and a greater value of farm property derived its principal source of income from hay and grain than from live stock. TABLE 15. TOTAL VALUE OF THE PRINCIPAL SOURCES OF INCOME, AND THE NUMBER OF FARMS, TOTAL AND IMPROVED AREA OF FARM LAND (wiTH PER CENT IMPROVED), AND THE TOTAL VALUE OF FARM LAND CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO THEIR PRINCIPAL SOURCE OF INCOME IN OREGON IN 1900. (*) Items. Vahie of Farm Products Number of Farms Total Acreage Improved Acreage Per Cent Improved Total Value of Farm Land $14,907,210 10,218 4,644,659 856,070 18.4 $ 59,627,943 Hay and Grain $11,960,059 9,712 3,137,205 1,877,026 59.8 $ 61,892,811 Dairy Produce $ 2,793,920 3,751 660,991 161,633 24.5 $ 14,176,453 Vegetables.. . . $ 1,191,990 1,676 162,849 48,498 29.8 $ 5,011,107 Fruits $ 1,026,970 1,072 119,068 38,193 32.1 $ 4,863,662 Nursery Products... . $ 154,530 33 1,847 1,631 88.3 $ 220,870 Flowers and Plants.. .... $ 90,850 38 94 85 90.4 $ 199,230 $ 34,080 11 3,070 2,088 68.0 $ 125,507 Miscellaneous.. $ 5,931,360 9,326 1,341,545 343,084 25.6 $ 26,643,704 Total $38,090,969 35,578 10,571,328 3,328,308 33.0 $ 172,761,287 The total farm income derived from, live stock in Oregon in 1900 was $14,907,210 ; hay and grain yielded approximately four-fifths of this value ; miscellaneous, two-fifths ; dairy pro- duce, one-fifth, and vegetables and fruits, over a million dollars each. Nearly as large a number of farms derived their prin- cipal source of income from hay and grain and from miscel- laneous products respectively as from live stock. It may be noted that only 18.4 per cent of the land used mainly for the raising of live stock was improved, while in the production of hay and grain the per cent improved was 59.8. About one- fourth of the land was improved that derived its principal source of income from either miscellaneous or dairy produce. A comparison of the valuations of the principal sources of income in Oregon in 1900 with those in each of the four divis-

  • U. S. Census Reports for 1900, Twelfth Census, Vol. V. pp. 222-223.----