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Fresno's Top 10 Crops

Almonds

Almonds
$1,109,848,000

For the first time in 11 years, almonds moved to number one on the top 10 crop list. The total value increased by 16.57 percent, or $157,792,000 from $952,056,000 in 2012.

Grapes

Grapes
$1,037,456,000

Grapes are number two on the top 10 crop list. The total value for grapes was $1,037,456,000 down $68,625,000 a decreased of 6.2 percent from 2012.

Poultry

Poultry
$548,204,000

Poultry remained to the number three position on the top 10 crop list. The price per dozen for hatching egg production decreased this year by 20.24 percent, however total production was up by 26.47 percent, resulting in an overall increase in value of .87 percent.

Milk

Milk
$512,276,000

Milk remained to the fourth place on the top 10 crop list. However, prices for both market and manufacturing milk increased this year to $18.78 for market, and $19.15 for manufacturing.

Tomato

Tomatoes
$444,705,000

Tomatoes remained to number five on the top 10 crop list. Total tomato acreage increased to 111,600, or an increase of 5.3 percent. However, the total value of $444,705,000 increased by 2.5 percent from 2012.

Cattle

Cattle and Calves
$385,214,000

Cattle and calves remained to the number six spot in the top 10 crop list. The valued increased by 1.29 percent, or $4,905,000, from 2012 due to increases in the price paid per hundred weight.

Pistachios

Pistachios
$242,802,000

Pistachios moved to the number seven spot. The total value pistachios were $242,802,000, an increase of $46,833,000 or 24 percent.

Garlic

Garlic
$201,312,000

Garlic entered the top 10 crop list, coming in at number eight. The total value increased by $64,423,000, or 47.1 percent, to $201,312,000.

Cotton

Cotton
$192,556,000

Cotton moved to the ninth spot on the top 10 crops. The total value for cotton decreased by $79,841,000, or 29 percent, due to a decrease in harvested acres as well as a decrease in production per acre.

Oranges

Oranges
$149,024,000

Oranges ranked number 10 in the top 10 crops list. The total value was 149,024,000 with 24,520 acres harvested, an increase of 18.1 percent over 2012.

All information provided by Fresno County Department of Agriculture.

Source: 2013 Agricultural Crop and Livestock Report