Santa Barbara Agriculture
Berry Berry Good Season
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For the third straight year, the value of ag products in Santa Barbara County surpassed the $1 billion mark.
The county crop report shows for 2008, production value reached about $1.14 billion. That is an increase of about three percent compared to 2007. More than 50 different crops reported gross receipts, or sales before expenses, of more than $1 million.
Daren Gee has been in the strawberry business for years. Once again, strawberries remain the county's top crop, grossing more than $309 million. - KSBY