Grapes knocked milk from the top spot in the 2009 crop report for San Joaquin County.
The report, released by Agriculture Commissioner Scott Hudson, shows total gross income of $2,000,474,000. That's a 6.5 percent drop from the record income in 2008.
The top 10:
1. Grapes: $285 million in gross income last year, up from $221.8 million in 2008 thanks to greatly increased tonnage
2. Milk: $257.7 million, down from $412.6 million because of sharply lower prices
3. Cherries: $212.7 million, up from $175.9 million because of higher prices
4. Tomatoes: $201.5 million, up from $145.5 million thanks to higher volume and prices
5. Walnuts: $160.5 million, down from $178.5 million because of lower volume
6. Almonds: $134.3 million, down from $175.2 million because of reduced tonnage
7. Hay: $66.5 million, down from $109 million because of depressed prices
8. Cattle and calves: $64.7 million, down from $97.8 million because of lower prices
9. Apples: $54.5 million, up from $48.5 million thanks to higher prices
10: Asparagus: $52.1 million, up from $36.3 million thanks to increased tonnage and prices
The report is at www.co.san-joaquin.ca.us/agcomm.