UPDATED: Monterey County crops top $4 billion again

06/18/2014 12:22:00 PM
Mike Hornick

Avocados, a comparatively minor crop at 237 acres in the county, shot up 421% from $576,000 to $3 million as weather and price swings affected that market.

Overall, the numbers show Monterey County agriculture comparatively untouched — so far — by the statewide drought.

“We rely on groundwater here and have managed to continue to produce at the same rate,” Lauritzen said. “That’s significant as compared to some other areas that have had to take acreage out of production.”

The report does not reflect profits.


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Chuck Sweeney    
Kansas City  |  June, 19, 2014 at 09:53 AM

I'm suprised tht raspberries is not mentioned?

Chris Koger    
Lenexa, Kan.  |  June, 20, 2014 at 08:06 AM

Chuck, They are mentioned in the report, which the story links to, but we provided only the top 10 crops for space reasons. Raspberries are at No. 16, dropping from 15th last year, at a value of $43.79 million. Chris Koger News Editor

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