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Placer County Agriculture Report

The value of Placer County’s agricultural crops and products reached its highest point in seven years during 2012. But Agricultural Commissioner Josh Huntsinger says it is a shadow of what it used to be.

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Huntsinger presented the 2012 Placer County Agricultural Crop Report to the Board of Supervisors last Tuesday.

Huntsinger says he sees a change in the farming model in Placer County that may prove more profitable in the future.

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The crop report looks at the gross value of agricultural crops and products, rather than the net income producers receive.

 Placer County’s top crops for 2012 were:

  • Rice, with a total value of $22,382,000;
  • Cattle and calves, $11,894,000;
  • Nursery stock, $7,178,000;
  • Walnuts, $3,566,000; and
  • Timber, $3,300,000.

You can see the Placer County Crops report on the County web site or http://www.placer.ca.gov/departments/agriculture/agrcroprpts

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