Marin Ag Statistics
Agricultural Land Breakdown
Marin County has about 160,000 acres of land zoned “Agricultural”. Of this, virtually 99.5% is used for seasonal grazing of dairy, cattle and sheep. The production value report for the 2009 Agricultural Commissioner lists 87% of the total reported value to be in dairy, livestock, hay and silage, with 6% in aquaculture, 5% in fruit and vegetable crops, and the remaining 2% in nursery crops. To access crop reports, visit: http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/AG/Main/cropreports.cfm
Read about the history, profile, and face of agriculture in Marin County in Amazing But True: Facts about Marin County Agriculture
The Past Decade
See how the food manufacturing industries in Marin and Sonoma have done over the past decade from these charts and graphs:
Chart the Trends
Check out the trends in agriculture in Marin County from 1945 to 2008, including:
Are the Higher Costs of Organic Offset by the Higher Prices They Fetch?
The Ripples of Agriculture...
The ag industry stimulates positive ripple effects throughout local communities that are often overlooked or left out of hard data. Read about the economic multiplier effects at play in the California dairy industry and sheep industry nationally.