The gross value of the Imperial Valley agricultural and livestock industry surpassed the $2 billion mark according to the 2016 Agricultural Crop and Livestock report presented to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
The report, presented by County Agricultural Commissioner Carlos Ortiz shows an increase of 7 percent compared to production in the previous year and surpassed the $2 billion mark for the first time since 2013 when it reached $2.16 billion — the current record for the county.
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