July 19, 2018
Riverside County ag production eclipses $1.2 b
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Agriculture in Riverside County is a thriving economic force.

The value of agriculture production in Riverside County eclipsed $1.2 billion in 2017. An annual report just issued details the acreage, production and value of commodities produced by Riverside County farmers on nearly 200,000 acres of production farmland.

The report covers more than 120 commodities consumed by local residents and exported to more than 50 countries.

Fish farmers actually raised $3.6 million worth of tilapia in 2017.

Agriculture Commissioner Ruben Arroyo said crop diversity is a key factor in Riverside County’s farming strength.

The complete report in PDF format is available at http://www.rivcoawm.org/Portals/0/2017%20crop%20report%20preview.pdf?ver=2018-06-26-113123-757.
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