Our Food and Farm Economy


If Shasta/Lassen Region residents purchased $5.00 of food for home use directly from the region’s farmers each week, this would generate $89 million of new farm income for the region.

 

- Mount Shasta/ Mount Lassen Region Local Farm and Food Economy, July 12, 2012  Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center



 

Agriculture was responsible for creating 57,005 jobs in Northeastern CA in 2012 (16% of all jobs and 20% of all private sector jobs).  This includes 38,013 jobs directly in agriculture and an additional 18,991 jobs created through multiplier (indirect and induced) effects.

 

Net farm income has increased by over 550% from 2000 to 2011 while total government payments have decreased by over 50%.

 

- The Contribution of Agriculture to Northeastern California's Economy in 2012, A Report by The Agribusiness Institute, College of Agriculture, California State University, Chico, Dr. Erick Houk, May 2014.

 


In the United States, the California’s North State ranks:

 

  • 1st in Aquaculture, forage and pheasants
  • 2nd in English Walnuts, rice, Christmas trees, grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas
  • We are also among the top 10 regions in the U.S. in the production of most other major food and livestock groups.

 

- Reports From the 2012 Census of Agriculture (USDA): California Congressional District 1

Counties of Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Butte, Del Norte, Humboldt

Links


Mount Shasta/ Mount Lassen Region Local Farm and Food Economy, July 12, 2012

Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center.  Data Summary.


Dr. Erick Houk: The Contribution of Agriculture to Northeastern California's Economy in 2012, A Report by The Agribusiness Institute, College of Agriculture, California State University, Chico, May 2014.


Reports From the 2012 Census of Agriculture (USDA):

California Congressional District 1

Counties of Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity

Counties of Butte, Del Norte, Humboldt