Sales of crops in Oregon decreased 16.9% in 2009 to $2.86 billion compared with the previous year.

Nine of the 12 broad commodity groups in the report showed declines in sales in 2009 from the previous year, according to a report from Oregon State University Extension Service.

Small fruits and berries tallied the biggest loss of the 12 groups, plunging 41.4% to $99.8 million on lower prices, particularly for cranberries and blueberries.

However, sales of field crops rose 10.6% to $311.9 million, according to the report.