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Unique San Diego agriculture thrives


Last updated 11/18/2017 at Noon

More than 14 percent of the nation’s agricultural exports come from California. The state produces over one-third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of the fruits and nuts. Contrary to what many people in Northern California may think much of California’s abundance originates from Southern California.

The farms and farmers here are unique in many ways. First of all, this area has the second highest number of farms in the entire United States with women as the principal operator.

According to Julie Walker, past president of the San Diego County Farm Bureau, current board memb...

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