Each year the Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner releases a report on agricultural production in the county.
2015 Crop Report
The reported total value for 2015 was $756,508,500 representing a 14% decrease from the 2014 value of $879,665,400. This report reflects the gross production values; not the net income or costs of production and marketing.
The 2015 Sonoma County Crop Report celebrates the county’s history of poultry and egg production. Commercial production of eggs in the county remains a critical part of our agricultural system and accounts for over $53.2 million dollars in annual value. Poultry production also remains strong with commercial production of chickens, turkeys and ducks. Sonoma County had the first USDA certified organic chicken on the market back in 1999. One of the ways that Sonoma County has distinguished itself from other agricultural areas of the state is by focusing on the production of premium, high quality agricultural products that are produced in a way that is sustainable, and focuses on good stewardship of the land and our natural resources. This is evident in the production of virtually all of our commodities, including dairy, winegrapes, vegetables, apples and our poultry and eggs.