The value of agricultural production in San Joaquin County jumped to an all-time high in 2012, reaching $2.9 billion. That’s a $70 million jump from last year’s total of about $2.2 billion, according to the annual crops report released by the San Joaquin County Agriculture Commissioner Scott Hudson.
The county leads the state in production value of apples, asparagus, cherries, grain corn and walnuts. These five crops alone generated $833,452,000 in 2012, or 29 percent of the county’s total agriculture value.
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