San Luis Obispo County’s agricultural industry had a banner year in 2013, according to the county’s just released crop report.
The San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures says that the total value of crops in the county in 2013 was $960 million dollars, up a whopping 11% from 2012.
Wine grapes remain the number one crop in the county, with a total valuation of $220 million dollars.
Wine grape production was up 10% in 2013 compared to 2012.
Finishing second were strawberries, with an estimated value of $210 million dollars.
Mild winter conditions meant it was a strong year for broccoli, lettuce, bok choy, cabbage, and cauliflower.
However, drought conditions hurt field crops like barley, and grain hay, with a 34% drop in production.