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  Regular-General Government   # 31.       
Meeting Date: 09/14/2021  
Brief Title:    2020 Crop Report & Ag Update
From: Humberto Izquierdo, Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer, Agriculture Department
Staff Contact: Sabrina Ledesma, Business Services Supervisor, Agriculture Department, x8108

Receive and file the 2020 Yolo County Agricultural Crop Report and general update on Agriculture. (No general fund impact) (Izquierdo)
Recommended Action
Receive and file the 2020 Yolo County Agricultural Crop Report.
Strategic Plan Goal(s)
Flourishing Agriculture
Reason for Recommended Action/Background
Pursuant to the provisions of Sections 2279 and 2272 of the California Food and Agricultural Code, the Agriculture Department is pleased to present the Yolo County Agricultural Crop Report for 2020 for the Board's review.  This annual publication summarizes the acreage production and valuation of Yolo County’s agricultural commodities. These figures denote gross value of production and do not attempt to reflect net farm income.

The gross value of Yolo County’s agricultural production for 2020 was $670,077,651. This represents a decrease of $95,153,349 or 12.5% below 2019’s value of $765,231,000. This loss comes, in part, from a 46% decrease in almond prices. Tomatoes have regained the number one spot with a gross value of $127,435,000, followed by Wine Grapes with a gross value of $104,951,000. Almonds, Rice, and Organic Production complete the top five commodities according to gross value. Sunflower Seed, Walnuts, Alfalfa Hay, Nursery Products and Olives(oil) round out the top ten commodities for 2020.

I would like to express my appreciation to all the farmers, ranchers, and agencies who contributed data to make this report possible. Special recognition for the compilation of this report goes to Rubi Reyes, Dennis Chambers, and Jenni King. To see this or any previous crop reports online, or to learn about the programs and services provided by the Yolo County Department of Agriculture, visit:
Collaborations (including Board advisory groups and external partner agencies)
The California Department of Food and Agriculture was consulted.

Fiscal Impact
No Fiscal Impact
Fiscal Impact (Expenditure)
Total cost of recommended action:    $  
Amount budgeted for expenditure:    $   0
Additional expenditure authority needed:    $   0
On-going commitment (annual cost):    $  
Source of Funds for this Expenditure
Att. A. 2020 Crop Report
Att. B. Presentation
Att. C. Presentation from Farm Bureau

Form Review
Form Started By: Lupita Ramirez Started On: 07/28/2021 12:59 PM
Final Approval Date: 07/28/2021


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