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By Gig Conaughton
County of San Diego Communications Office 

Agriculture rising in new crop report


Last updated 7/1/2018 at 7:41am

Agriculture values sprouted for a second straight year in the annual County Crop Report, helped by 20-plus percent increases in the value of lemons, miscellaneous vegetables and tomatoes, and a continued renaissance for oranges.

Overall, total agriculture values in San Diego County rose about 1.6 percent to more than $1.77 billion in the 2017 Crop Report released June 18. Last year, crop values increased 2.63 percent after two straight years of decline.

Total production values in the new report were led by the same major agricultural players that have dominated the Top 10 list for the last...

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