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2012 CROP REPORT – MCo - 06/19/13 20:01 S.S.

THE  MONTEREY  COUNTY  CROP  REPORT FOR  2012 HAS  BEEN  RELEASED,  AND  FOR  THE  2ND YEAR  IN  A  ROW  LEAF  LETTUCE WAS  THE  TOP  CROP  (BRINGING  IN  794  MILLION  DOLLARS….FOLLOWED  BY STRAWBERRIES, HEAD  LETTUCE,  AND  THEN  BROCCOLINURSERY  CROPSSPINACH AND  WINE- GRAPES.   OVERALL,   THE  PRODUCTION  VALUE  OF  AGRICULTURE  IN  MONTEREY  COUNTY  WAS  4.14  BILLION  DOLLARS  IN  2012….WHICH  WAS  UP  7  PERCENT  FROM  2011….AND  WAS  ALSO  THE  HIGHEST  VALUE  EVER  IN  MONTEREY  COUNTY’S  RECORDED  HISTORY.

THE  REPORT  ALSO  STATES  THAT  THE  AGRICULTURAL  INDUSTRY  PROVIDES  1  OUT  OF  EVERY 5  JOBS  IN  MONTEREY COUNTY.

SANTA  CRUZ  COUNTY IS  EXPECTED  TO  RELEASE  THEIR  2012  CROP  REPORT  NEXT  MONTH.

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