VENTURA (AP) — Strawberries are still the top crop in Ventura County where agriculture revenues rose 14.5 percent last year to nearly $2 billion.
The annual crop report released Tuesday shows the county’s No. 1 crop was valued at $542 million, up 5 percent from 2009.READ MORE: LA County Increases Water Usage As State Drought Conditions Worsen
Agricultural Commissioner Henry Gonzalez also found a surprise while crunching the numbers: Celery is the county’s No. 2 crop with a value exceeding $182 million, a jump of more than 8 percent.READ MORE: Nearing Historic Strike Vote, Thousands Of Hollywood Workers Could Walk Off Sets Nationwide
The Ventura County Star says nursery stock came in third, followed by lemons, raspberries, avocados and tomatoes.
Overall, Ventura County grower revenues were $1.86 billion.MORE NEWS: LAPD Says Armed Robberies Have Become An Alarming Trend
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