Yuba County Agricultural Commissioner Louie Mendoza released the 2013 Crop Report, which shows a nearly nine percent increase in crop value over the previous year.
There were significant changes for 2013 led by walnuts (English), rice, and prunes, resulting in $234,927,000 of gross value for all Yuba County agriculture production.
- Walnuts continue to break records as increase acreage harvested and prices generated over $74 million in gross value
- Rice continues as the number two crop in the county at just over $62 million in value due to higher yields and prices
- Prune production was poor in 2013, resulting in a crop value decrease of more than $2 million from the previous year
- Economics in the dairy industry led to an $853,000 loss in milk production value in 2013 as well as closure of a long time dairy operation
Find the full report by clicking HERE.