Field Crops

Field crops consist of small grains, sugar beets, potatoes, alfalfa, hay crops, dry beans, and safflower. 

Monterey County produces about $21,675,000 gross revenue of field crops. 

Northern San Luis Obispo County produces about $8,00,000 in gross revenues for afalfa hay, barley, grain hay, green chop, oats, Safflower, Sudan grass, wheat and dried beans. Please note that many of these crops are dryland farmed and production varies substantially, depending on rainfall. The drought from 2012 -2016 depressed yields.