Almonds took a hit in output and price per ton in 2021, but almonds were still the number one crop in San Joaquin County. The 2021 almond crop was valued at $453.8 mln out of the overall farm production of $3.2 bln. While overall agri output was up $161.9 million (or 5.34 percent) over 2020, almonds overall dropped by $240.6 million.
The latter was due to a $190 price per ton drop down to $3,610 combined with 125,600 tons produced, down 57,000 tons from 2020. At the same time, the bearing acreage increased from 104,400 acres in 2020 to 109,200 acres in 2021.
Among the top 10 county crops in 2021 were grapes, $428,359,000; walnuts, $367,825,000; cherries, $319,989,000; tomatoes, $70,980.000; potatoes, $64,280,000 and more.