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Crop report for 2019 released for San Luis Obispo County

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Posted at 7:47 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 22:47:31-04

The San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures released the crop production statistics for 2019.

According to a press release, the overall crop value fell 5.5% from 2018 to $979,009,000 dollars.

“Due to many factors such as supply, demand and available markets, agricultural values will vary from year to year and although we saw a slight decline in overall crop values in 2019, the agricultural industry remains a strong and vital segment of our local economy” Martin Settevendemie, Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer, said in the release.

However, county officials said 2019 is the second highest annual crop value for on record for San Luis Obispo County.

The top ten products were:

1. Strawberries
2. Wine grapes (all)
3. Broccoli
4. Avocados
5. Vegetable transplants
6. Cattle and calves
7. Cauliflower
8. Cut flowers
9. Head lettuce
10. Lemons

The full crop report can be viewed here.