Big Increases for Yolo
Yolo County Agricultural
Commissioner John Young has issued the 2012 County Crop Report that boasts an
all-time high gross agricultural production value of $645,766,504, a 17.5% increase
over 2011, due to higher commodity prices per unit and increased acreage.
Nut crops, particularly walnuts and
almonds, exhibited a striking per unit price increase versus 2011, with farm
gate values approximately 50% higher in 2012.
County’s leading commodity remains processing tomatoes up nearly $500,000 from
2011 attributed to increased commodity value and, to a lesser degree,
additional harvested acres.
grapes, rice, alfalfa hay and walnuts remain in the top five commodities in
gross value, with almonds number six. Incidentally, organic production grew
nearly 33% in gross value in 2012.
complete the top ten commodities are field corn, sunflower seed and wheat.
County exported to nearly 100 partners.
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