It's been a Celebration of PlacerGROWN month all October long. As a recap I talked with Placer County Agricultural Commissioner Josh Huntsinger.
In a Placer County first, the total gross value of agricultural crops and products for 2021 was $100,817,713; representing an increase of $10,107,597 or 10% above 2020’s value of $90,710,116.
According to the 2021 Crop Report, rice, along with almonds, beef cattle, walnuts and nursery products remained among Placer County’s top five highest-gross-value crops. A copy of the report is available online here.
Visit placergrown.org to find and connect with local family farmers, ranchers, vintners and farm brewers, and farmers’ markets.