Tehama County crops hit new high

RED BLUFF, Calif. - Last year, Tehama County's agricultural production hit a new record with a 20.1 percent increase over 2011 revenues.

Agricultural Commissioner Rick Gurrola said the increase is all driven by supply and demand.

The four top commodities were walnuts, table olives, prunes and almonds. In total, the fruit and nut crops brought in production value of $210 million for the county.

"Agriculture is continuing to grow in Tehama County," Gurrola said. "Agriculture is the number one commodity in workforce in Tehama County so it's continuing to grow which is good for the Northstate."

He added that so far, 2013 is looking promising as well.

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