Lec 17 - The Great Valleys The Inland Empire of...

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4/6/06 The Great Valleys The Inland Empire of Agribusiness Lecture 17 Cornucopia California’s vast output Out produces any state in the nations o Been on top since 1960s o Produces more than three times more than the second greatest producer, Texas. o Produce up to $30 billion More output value than oil mined in California o Wheat Shall Overcome More states don’t produce more than a dozen or so different crops California produce the more variety by far Have a distinctive Mediterranean climate favorable for crops by have longer growing seasons Livestock Cattle, Sheep, Poultry o Not too many pigs, too warm for pigs Grain Food o Wheat, Barley, Corn, Rice Feed o Oats, Barley, Corn, Sorghum Wheat boom in 1860 to 1900 (North California) o Wheat market collapses afterwards and went to Washington Rice came after 1910 to replace wheat o Grows in the Sacramento Valley o Boomed by exporting rice to Asian countries Grapes, apples, peaches, plums, apricots, everything North tend to be more Deciduous trees Date palms out in the Imperial Valley in the south Field Crops Sugar beers, Potatoes, Carrots, Cotton California helped destroy the cotton industry in South US Most Strawberries in the nation grown in Pajaro Valley Ornamental Flowers, lawn grass o Waves of Grain Crops shift over time Southern California surges ahead after 1900 with citrus Fresno county alone out ranks all but four of the states o Profusion of Produce Variety (>200 crops)
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