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