RED BLUFF — Whether or not the weather agrees, fall is here and that means the annual crop report from the Tehama County Department of Agriculture.
The yearly report will be given during Tuesday’s Tehama County Board of Supervisors meeting and will showcase how many crops moved in and out of the county in 2020 and how much was estimated to be made monetarily.
Agricultural output is broken down into categories consisting of fruit and nut, livestock and poultry, field, seed, vegetable, nursery, pasture and apiary.
The vast majority of Tehama County crops fall in the fruit and nut category at 79 percent. This group consists of walnuts, almonds, prunes, olives, oil olives, grapes and miscellaneous. Walnuts made up 43 percent of the category in 2020 while almonds made up 31 percent.
When compared to 2019, there was a 12 percent decrease in total crop value from $207.8 million to $168.3 million. Of the categories only nursery products and vegetables saw an increase in value.
A full report will be given Tuesday before the board by Agricultural Commissioner Doni Rulofson.
Tuesday’s meeting will be District 1 Supervisor Steve Chamblin’s last as he announced his resignation to take care of his family.
Chamblin will be presented with a plaque for his eight years as a supervisor.
Later in the meeting, Personnel Director Coral Ferrin is expected to lead a board discussion with a request for direction on going forward with selecting a new supervisor for District 1.
The Tehama County Board of Supervisors meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 727 Oak St. in Red Bluff. Meetings are free and open to the public. However, certain guidelines are in place due to the pandemic. The number of members from the public is limited and all participants who are not vaccinated must wear masks.