Tulare Top Ag County and Gas Prices Drop

Tulare Top Ag County and Gas Prices Drop

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**Tulare County, California, is the number one ag-producing county in the country for 2022.

While Fresno County reported a record $8 billion haul for 2022, it didn't beat Tulare County's $8.6 billion report.

Both counties benefited from improved market prices and continue to corner the market in the top spots for ag production.

Add in Kern County, at number three, and the Central Valley counties are a combined agriculture and economic powerhouse valued at $24.4 billion.

**For the fourth consecutive week, the nation's average gas price dropped, falling 11.3 cents from a week ago to $3.55 per.

The national average is down 29.9 cents from a month ago and 30.9 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

The national average diesel price fell 5.8 cents last week and stands at $4.48 per gallon, 55.2 cents lower than one year ago.

**The USDA extended the application deadline for the Milk Loss Program to Monday, October 30.

The extension allows more time for eligible dairy farmers to apply for much-needed, weather-related disaster recovery assistance.

Administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency, MLP compensates dairy producers who, because of qualifying weather events, dumped or removed milk without compensation from the commercial milk market in calendar years 2020, 21 and 22.

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