The annual crop report summarizes counts, acreage, yields, and gross values of all agricultural production in Nevada County. It should be emphasized that the values in this report do not attempt to measure farm profitability, nor does it consider costs associated with labor, planting, irrigation, and other production-related activities. Furthermore, this report does not attempt to place value on commodities grown for personal use. In addition to placing a dollar amount on the value of agricultural production in Nevada County, it also highlights our department’s accomplishments. These statistics provide the basis for crop value calculations used during disaster relief efforts, such as freeze or fire events.
Approximately 200 copies of our current Annual Crop and Livestock Report are disseminated to the media, legislators, businesses, and the public. Electronic copies of all available reports are available at the link below.
The crop report is critical to our county and we thank you for taking the time to help us develop the most accurate and complete report possible. Information from the report is used to gauge the economic health and diversity of our agricultural community. Your participation allows for a more accurate and robust report.
The survey is available as an electronic survey or a downloadable pdf using the links below. You may also request a copy of the survey to be mailed to you by contacting our office. (We are currently done with data collection for 2022. We will begin the survey process for 2023 in early spring of 2024.)
As mandated under California Food and Agriculture Code 2279, the Nevada County Department of Agriculture is in the process of collecting data for our 2021 Crop Report. The information you provide is viewed by one person in our department, and all information collected remains confidential, is protected under state privacy laws (California Government Code 6254) and is not subject to public records requests. Data is used to calculate countywide averages and other statistical information about agriculture in Nevada County, focusing on acreage, yield, production and gross value.