Oregon is home to just over 200 Grade A dairy farms. These families care for 126,000 dairy cows across the state in 21 of Oregon’s 36 Counties. In 2016, Oregon’s Dairies contributed an excess of $469 million in economic value to Oregon’s economy, down from the 2015 contribution of $475 million. The economic decline is attributed to the continued decline in milk price. Year in and year out, the economic contribution of the Dairy Farmer is calculated based on the value of the fluid milk from the farm prior to it being processed into the 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 comprise the fabric of Oregon’s Dairy Industry.