Fresno's Top 10 Crops
Since 2002 grapes have remained number one on the county’s top 10 crop list. Total grape value was up $141,480,000 or 17.25 percent from 2010.
Almonds remained number two on the top 10 crop list, and the meats price per ton increased to $3,496.
Tomatoes remained number three on the top 10 crop list. Total tomato acreage decreased to 104,460 acres, -10.17 percent. However, the total value of $632,320,000 was an increase of 8.41 percent.
The total value of poultry increased by 101,170,000, with the value of turkeys increasing to $91,774,000, or an increase of 43.55 percent due to increases in price per pound and in the number of head sold.
Milk remained in the fifth place on the top 10 crop list. The value of market milk increased by $112,087,000 or 28.63 percent, due to increases in both production and price. Manufacturing milk decreased in value by 47.71 percent.
The total value of cotton increased by $246,333,000 or 163.61 percent in 2011. Upland cotton acreage increased from 15,000 acres to 35,000 acres, while Pima acreage increased from 57,000 to 106,000 acres.
Cattle and Calves
Cattle and calves increased in value by $59,905,000 or 20.52 percent from the 2010 value.
Garlic moved down to the number eight spot from number seven on the top 10 crop list. Total fresh garlic acreage decreased to 7,200 acres, but the total value increased 5.06 percent to $235,840,000.
Oranges remained at number nine in the top 10 crops. Total value for oranges decreased by 5.25 percent.
The total value of pistachios decreased by $45,884,000 or 20.62 percent, resulting from a decrease in yields and price per ton.
All information provided by Fresno County Department of Agriculture.