Fresno County is the top agricultural producer in the country for the third year in a row. The county’s 2020 Crop and Livestock Report showed total agricultural production value in the county increased nearly 3% to $7.98 billion. The top three crops in the county were almonds, grapes and pistachios, with almonds staying at number 1 despite a drop in total value compared to 2019. California counties make up 7 of the top 10 ag producers in the country, with the other six being Kern, Tulare, Monterey, Stanislaus, Merced and San Joaquin. “California grows more than a third of the country's vegetables and two-thirds of the country's fruits and nuts,” said Fresno County Farm Bureau (FCFB) CEO Ryan Jacobsen in a statement, “with a majority of that coming from right here in the San Joaquin Valley.” The County also exports 72 different products to 101 countries around the world, according to FCFB. California requires counties to produce annual crop reports and the Fresno County department of agriculture presented its 2020 report to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
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