The state of our ag: Nevada County releases 2021 Crop and Livestock report

Leafy greens from Super Tuber Farm grow off of Highway 174 on a tract of land being leased from the Bierwagen family, who has farmed the area for 120 years.

In 2021, the total gross value of agricultural products in Nevada County was valued at $21,222,300, according to the Nevada County 2021 Crop and Livestock Report. This represents an increase of approximately 8 percent from the year 2020, and an increase of 15 percent with stats from the timber industry removed.

Much of this new agricultural growth can be seen in the vegetable, fruit, and nut crop industry that has grown from an overall value of $2.75 million in 2020, to just over $4 million in 2021. Vegetables grown here have increased by 33 percent while other fruits grown here have increased by 14 percent.