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Crop Values Up In Yolo County

 
  

A new report finds the total gross value of agricultural production last year was $721,636,091, up almost 13-percent from the previous year. Tomatoes are still the top crop. Although County Agricultural Commissioner John Young predicts that will soon change.

"Based on what we're seeing in the crop report, my estimation is within the next five years we will probably see almonds move to number one."

Right now, almonds are the number three crop, behind wine grapes. But Young explains that Yolo County currently has five-thousand acres of non-bearing almond trees that will start producing nuts in the next five-years. He says prices for almonds, walnuts and other commodities keep rising which is one reason that overall crop values went up last year.