Oregon is home to just under 200 Grade A dairy farms. These families care for 124,000 dairy cows across the state in 20 of Oregon’s 36 Counties. In 2018, Oregon’s dairies contributed an excess of $473 million in economic value to Oregon’s economy. Year in and year out, the economic contribution of the dairy farmer is calculated based on the value of the fluid milk shipped from the farm prior to the processing into delicious dairy products found in the grocery store. Many of Oregon’s dairy farms are owned and operated by multiple generations of family members. Large and small dairies, both conventional and organic, comprise the fabric of Oregon’s dairy industry and all are family businesses.