Yellow Pages |   News Updates |   Local Jobs |   Events Calendar |   Movie Times | Recycling
Rocklin and Roseville Today Local Events
contact add event advertise 

Placer County AG Up: Rice Top Local Crop



The value of Placer County's agricultural crops and products was up 12.9 percent during 2013, reaching its highest total in almost 20 years.

The 2013 Placer County Agricultural Crop Report was presented to the Board of Supervisors as an informational item on June 3.

"Placer County's total gross value of agricultural crops and products for 2013 was $82,625,000," explained Joshua P. Huntsinger, the county's agricultural commissioner and sealer of weights and measures. "This represents an increase of $9,428,000, or 12.9 percent above 2012's value of $73,197,000."

 Last year's total was the largest since the $83,607,350 recorded in 1993.

Huntsinger noted that the report reflects the gross value of agricultural crops and products and not the net income producers receive.

 Placer County's top five crops for 2013 were:

  • Rice, with a total value of $22,968,000, up 2.6 percent from the preceding year;
  • Cattle and calves, $11,894,000, unchanged from 2012;
  • Timber, $8,998,000, up 166 percent;
  • Nursery stock, $8,854,000, up 23.3 percent; and
  • Walnuts, $5,349,000, up 50 percent.

Total values also were up for high-profile crops such as mandarin oranges and vegetables that often are sold at local farmers' markets and other direct-marketing outlets.

The gross value of the 2013 mandarin orange crop was pegged at almost $1.8 million, a 9.4 percent increase from the total for the preceding year.

The value of vegetable crops was up 20 percent to $1.5 million. Crops in that category include melons, peppers, pumpkins, squash and fresh tomatoes. The value of the wine grape crop jumped 19.5 percent to $919,000.

For more information, contact the Agricultural Commissioner's Office at 530-889-7372. A copy of the 2013 Crop Report is available online.





Placer County News Headlines

Roseville Chamber of Commerce Events June 2015The Roseville Chamber of Commerce gears up for another month of business events for June 2015.

Roseville Sorority Chapter Supports Former Foster Youth at Sierra CollegeSusan Goto and Carol Sue Acres, representing the Alpha Delta Kappa Beta ETA Chapter in Roseville, stopped by the Sierra College Foundation Office

Tahoe City Bridge Nears ApprovalTahoe Regional Planning Agency Board vote remains for final approval of new bridge in Tahoe City

PAC Track and Field Championships in Rocklin at Whitney HighRocklin, CA - The Pacific Association Youth Championships (PAC) for track and field will take place at Whitney High School in Rocklin on May 30-31.

Roseville Gas Prices Tick Down: Find the Best DealsRoseville gas prices are down slightly this week and are expected to have peaked for 2015. That's good news for summer travelers and commuters.

Adult Literacy in Placer CountyA local business owner in her mid-30's recently contacted the Placer Adult Literacy Service (PALS) requesting tutoring.

Lexus LS 460: Performance & LuxuryWhen you get behind the wheel of the LS 460, there's no second guessing that this is indeed a luxury sedan.

Roseville Crime Report Digest Update (5.26.15)The Roseville Police Department's weekly crime report digest update, May 26, 2015.

Attempted Murder Arrest in RocklinJoseph Thomas Spera, 22, from Auburn was arrested by Rocklin Police for attempted murder of victim by stabbing.

Pediatric Telemedicine Consults Deliver Cost SavingsResearchers at UC Davis have conducted a comprehensive study to determine whether pediatric telemedicine consultations with rural emergency departments

50 Days of the Grateful Dead: Sugar MagnoliaIn a nod to the recent Dear Jerry Celebration held at the Merriweather Post Pavilion and an online request, we step back in time 32 years to June 1983.

Memorial Day Weekend : All Aboard as Railroad Season BeginsWhen the whistle blows Memorial Day weekend it will be full steam ahead this summer aboard the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad


NEWS: In Case You Missed It