AG Day in California

Marie Waldron
Marie Waldron. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Assemblymember Marie WaldronSpecial to Valley NewsThis year California observed AG Day, a day we celebrate our state’s unique contributions to the nation’s food supply, March 22. It’s also an opportunity for me to remind legislators from north of the Tehachapi Mountains that our region helps make California the country’s leading agricultural state.Agriculture is a major contributor to our economy. According to the 2019 Crop Report, California’s agricultural output generated $50 billion, with exports totaling $21.7 billion. Top commodities for export included almonds, pistachios, walnuts, dairy and dairy products and of course, wine.Our local contributions to this bounty are huge. In Riverside County, more than 200,000 acres are devoted to agriculture, producing ab
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