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Current Cost and Return Studies

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Current Cost and Return Studies
Commodity Region County Year Production Conditions
Alfalfa [pdf] Intermountain Siskiyou 2012 Establishment and production, Scott Valley - Mixed Irrigation
Alfalfa [pdf] Intermountain Siskiyou 2012 Establishment and production, Butte Valley - Center Pivot Irrigation
Alfalfa [pdf] Intermountain, Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley North, and San Joaquin Valley South see map 2013 ORGANIC, Establishment and Production, Hay
Almonds [pdf] San Joaquin Valley North see map 2011 Establishment and Production. Micro Sprinkler Irrigation.
Almonds [pdf] San Joaquin Valley North see map 2011 Establishment and Production, Flood Irrigation.
Almonds [pdf] Sacramento Valley see map 2012 Micro-Sprinkler Irrigation
Asparagus [pdf] San Joaquin Valley North San Joaquin 2013 Fresh Market, Establishment and Production
Avocados [pdf] South Coast and Southeast Interior Riverside/San Diego 2011 Establishment and Production
Avocados [pdf] South Coast and Southeast Interior Riverside/San Diego 2011 Establishment and Production, Organic
Avocados [pdf] Central and South Coast San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara/Ventura 2011 Establishment and Production
Avocados [pdf] Central and South Coast San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara/Ventura 2011 Establishment and Production, Organic
Beans [pdf] San Joaquin Valley North see map 2010 Common Dry Varieties; Double Cropped
Beans [pdf] San Joaquin Valley North see map 2010 Small Lima
Beans [pdf] San Joaquin Valley North see map 2010 Large Lima
Beans [pdf] San Joaquin Valley South Tulare 2013 Blackeye, Single Cropped
Beans [pdf] San Joaquin Valley South Tulare 2013 Blackeye, Double Cropped
Beef [pdf] Sacramento Valley see map 2010 Yearling/Stocker Production (purchased, gain, natural)
Beef [pdf] Sacramento Valley see map 2012 Finishing beef cattle on grass.
Blackberries [pdf] Central Coast Monterey/Santa Cruz 2013 Fresh Market
Blueberries [pdf] San Joaquin Valley South Tulare 2009 Establishment and Production
Broccoli [pdf] Central Coast San Luis Obispo 2012 Fresh Market, Production
Cabbage [pdf] South Coast Ventura 2012-13 production
Celery [pdf] South Coast Ventura 2012-13 production
Cherries [pdf] San Joaquin Valley North see map 2011 Sweet Cherries, Fresh Market
Corn [pdf] San Joaquin Valley South see map 2012 Silage, Double Cropped
Cotton [pdf] San Joaquin Valley North and South see map 2012 Acala; 30-inch rows
Cotton [pdf] San Joaquin Valley North and South see map 2012 Pima; 30-inch rows
Cotton [pdf] San Joaquin Valley North and South see map 2012 Transgenic herbicide-resistant, Acala
Goats [pdf] Northern California see map 2010 Meat
Grain Silage [pdf] San Joaquin Valley South see map 2013 Double cropped
Grapes/Wine [pdf] North Coast Sonoma 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Grapes/Wine [pdf] North Coast Napa 2012 Establishment and production; Cabernet Sauvignon
Grapes/Wine [pdf] San Joaquin Valley North Sacramento/San Joaquin 2012 Crush District 11, Cabernet Sauvignon
Grapes/Wine [pdf] Sacramento Valley Sacramento/Yolo 2013 Sacramento River Delta, District 17, Chardonnay, Establish and production
Lemons [pdf] San Joaquin Valley South see map 2010 Conditions: Establishment and production, Low Volume Irrigation
Lettuce [pdf] Central Coast see map 2009 Romaine Hearts (leaf lettuce), 80-inch beds.
Lettuce [pdf] Central Coast see map 2009 Iceberg (head lettuce), 40-inch beds.
Lettuce [pdf] Central Coast Monterey/Santa Cruz 2009 ORGANIC Leaf Lettuce
Lettuce [pdf] Central Coast Monterey/San Benito/Santa Cruz 2010 Iceberg (wrapped), 40-inch beds
Mandarins [pdf] San Joaquin Valley South see map 2011 Establishment and production, Tango variety
Mixed Vegetables [pdf] Intermountain - Sierra Nevada Placer/Nevada 2009 Tomatoes, Melon, Squash. Small Farm. Farmers' Market Sales
Nectarines [pdf] San Joaquin Valley South see map 2009 Jul-Aug Harvest, Fresh Market, Furrow Irrigation, Establishment and Production
Oat Hay [pdf] Sacramento Valley see map 2012 Dryland
Olive Oil [pdf] Central and North Coast see map 2011 Medium Density Orchard. Bottled Olive Oil. Establishment and Production.
Olives [pdf] Sacramento Valley see map 2009 Table, Manzanillo variety; Drip Irrigation
Olives [pdf] Sacramento Valley see map 2011 Establishment and production, Table Olives, High Density.
Onions [pdf] Intermountain - Tulelake Basin see map 2011
Oranges [pdf] San Joaquin Valley South see map 2009 Establishment and production; Navels and Valencias; Low-volume irrigation
Peaches [pdf] San Joaquin Valley South see map 2009 Fresh Market, Jul-Aug Harvest, Establishment and Production
Peaches [pdf] Sacramento Valley and San Joaquin Valley North and South see map 2011 Processing (Cling and Freestone). Late Harvest. Establishment and production.
Peaches [pdf] Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley North and South see map 2011 Processing (Cling and Freestone). Extra-early Harvest
Pears [pdf] Sacramento Valley Sacramento 2010 Green Bartlett
Pears [pdf] Sacramento Valley see map 2012 Golden Russet Bosc; ORGANIC
Pears [pdf] North Coast Lake/Mendocino 2012 Establishment and production, Green Bartlett
Peppermint Oil [pdf] Intermountain see map 2011 Establishment & Production
Peppers [pdf] South Coast Ventura 2012-13 fresh bell pepper production
Peppers [pdf] South Coast Ventura 2012-13 bell pepper production for processing
Plums [pdf] San Joaquin Valley South see map 2009 Fresh Market, Furrow Irrigation, Establishment and Production
Pomegranates [pdf] San Joaquin Valley South see map 2010 Establishment and Production, Furrow Irrigation
Prunes [pdf] Sacramento Valley see map 2012 Establishment and Production. Dried plums.
Raspberries [pdf] Central Coast Monterey/San Benito/Santa Cruz 2012 Establishment and Production using tunnels. Primocane bearing.
Rice [pdf] Sacramento Valley see map 2012 Rice only rotation, medium grain
Safflower [pdf] Sacramento Valley see map 2011 Irrigated-Bed Planted, Dryland-Flat Planted
Sorghum [pdf] San Joaquin Valley South see map 2009 Grain Sorghum
Sorghum [pdf] San Joaquin Valley South see map 2009 Sorghum Silage
Strawberries [pdf] Central Coast Monterey/Santa Cruz 2010 Fresh Market
Strawberries [pdf] Central Coast Monterey/Santa Cruz 2011 Second Year Production
Strawberries [pdf] Central and South Coast San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara 2011 Santa Maria Valley, Fresh and Frozen
Strawberries [pdf] South Coast Ventura 2011 Oxnard area, Fresh and Freezer, Machine Aided Harvest
Sudangrass [pdf] San Joaquin Valley South see map 2009 Sudan Hay
Sudangrass [pdf] San Joaquin Valley South see map 2009 Sudan Silage
Sunflowers [pdf] Sacramento Valley see map 2011 Seed production
Timothygrass [pdf] Intermountain Lassen/Shasta 2009 Hay, Establishment and Production
Walnuts [pdf] Sacramento Valley and San Joaquin Valley North Lake 2009 Hulling and Drying Facility Cost Study
Walnuts [pdf] Sacramento Valley see map 2012 Establishment and Production. Micro-sprinkler irrigation.
Walnuts [pdf] North Coast Lake 2012 Chandler variety, Homesite
Walnuts [pdf] San Joaquin Valley North see map 2013 Establishment & Production
Walnuts [pdf] North Coast Lake 2013 Organic
Wheat [pdf] Sacramento Valley see map 2009 Irrigated
Wheat [pdf] San Joaquin Valley South see map 2013 Small Grain, Irrigated

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