The total value of agricultural crops grown in Sonoma County last year was nearly $800 million, according to the 2022 Sonoma County Crop Report, a figure slightly lower than last year.
The annual accounting of local agricultural commodity production and gross values, based on a survey of more than 1,000 Sonoma County producers, showed a total value of $796,024,800 — a 1.9 percent decrease in the 2021 value of $811,446,600.
Extreme weather was a major hit to several crop categories.
“As in recent years, Sonoma County growers and ranchers are forced to adapt to rising fuel and labor costs, dwindling water supplies and higher feed costs due to drought,” said Supervisor Chris Coursey, chair of the Board of Supervisors. “The bright spot in this year’s crop report is our local nursery industry, which continues to thrive because of demand from both agricultural producers and home gardeners.”
Highlights from the 2022 Sonoma County Crop Report:
The report reflects gross production values, not net income and does not account for costs involved with production, processing, and bringing the commodity to market. The report also does not include net farm income.
The Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner is required by state law to annually compile and report crop and livestock statistics to the Board of Supervisors and the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Photo credit: Sonoma County Winegrowers