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This morning almond farmers continue to monitor their crops as they brace for the damage from this week’s cold snap.

Posted: Feb 21, 2018 9:49 AM

This morning almond farmers continue to monitor their crops as they brace for the damage from this week’s cold snap.

If a crop is destroyed it doesn't just impact the farmer's investment, but our state and local economies as well.

The last time farmers experienced any type of freeze like this one was nearly a decade ago.

And right now their crop is extremely vulnerable as the bloom happened early, all they can do is wait and see just how much crop was lost.

In 2016 almonds generated 187 million dollars of revenue in Butte County, that was about nine percent less than the previous year.

And in Glenn County almonds generated more than 224 million dollars in revenue in 2016.

It's still the second largest crop in our area.

One in five jobs in the county are in agriculture.

So when the crop size is threatened so is our economy and unemployment rate.

The Butte County Farm Bureau has a difficult time pin pointing what year has been quote a bad year for farmers as it's a supply and demand market so if less crop is produced then prices will sky rocket across the state.

And the money generated may not reflect how much loss farmers experienced.

Right now almond farmers are still working as hard as they can to protect their crops by insulating them with sprinklers.

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