Yuba County crop values soar – rice and walnuts remain strong
MARYSVILLE, CA – Yuba County’s gross crop values in 2021 jumped to nearly $279 million, a 29 percent increase over the previous year primarily as a result of mounting prices.
Rice and walnuts continued their reigns as the strongest crops, representing more than half of countywide crop values. Prunes/dried plums regained the third spot among 2021 crops, with a value estimated at $28 million. Livestock dropped a notch into fourth place, with a $25 million value.
“We can see just how powerful and important agriculture is to Yuba County’s economy and overall way of life,” said Yuba County Ag Commissioner Steve Scheer. “When you fold in such factors as processing, transportation, marketing, and other farm-related services tied to agriculture, the overall economic benefit to Yuba County is estimated to exceed $450 million.”
Details from the just-released Yuba County 2021 Crop Report also noted that peach and timber values declined in 2021, as the result of decline in value of both yield and prices.
Click HERE to see the full Yuba County 2020 Crop Report.