Stanislaus County on Tuesday reported about $3.6 billion in gross farm income last year, up slightly from 2018.
The report is a reminder of agriculture’s strength amid a COVID-19 pandemic that has made a mess of the 2020 economy in general.
Almonds once again were the top-grossing farm product in 2019, followed by milk, chickens, cattle and nurseries that grow fruit and nut trees.
Milton O’Haire, the county agricultural commissioner, unveiled the report at the morning meeting of the Board of Supervisors.
He stressed, as usual, that the document does not account for farm production costs, and thus for profit or loss.
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