Top Crops of Placer County

Agricultural value at $88,852,432, a 12% drop

Auburn, Calif.- As of 2022, rice once again remains Placer County’s leading cash crop. Overall, weather and market conditions led to a 12 percent decline in Placer County crop value. The crop value of walnuts has plummeted by over 50 percent in the last 3 years.

Placer County’s top five crops for 2022

  • Rice: $32,200,000
  • Cattle and calves: $11,872,000
  • Walnuts: $5,244,228
  • Nursery stock: $9,350,282
  • Poultry: $6,096,400

Compare to 2019

  • Rice: $25,766,652
  • Cattle and calves: $12,925,000
  • Walnuts: $11,777,842
  • Nursery stock: $7,048,500
  • Timber: $6,026,000

For more information, contact the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office at 530-889-7372. A copy of the 2022 Crop Report is available in PDF below.

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