Sutter County's gross agricultural production value for 2006
totaled $358,845,200 with Rice, Dried Plums, Walnuts, Peaches,
Nursery Products and (processing) Tomatoes as the leading
For a third year in a row, natural disasters were not conducive
to agricultural crop production. Freezing temperatures in late-February
affected almond and walnut production. Unprecedented rainfall throughout
late-winter and early-spring affected cultivation. Then record
heat from July 8 to 28 resulted in devastating affects on almost
every crop, including livestock, milk and apiary production.
During this heat event temperatures soared over 100°F for
thirteen consecutive days.
Market prices were however encouraging for many crops, either
maintaining a fair return or showing an increased return especially
for Kiwifruit, Walnuts, Beans, Rice, Watermelons, Tomatoes and
(Apiary) Pollination services.
As summarized in this report, agriculture continues to be a
valuable asset to Sutter County's economic base. Industries, such
as banking, labor, marketing, transportation, and other services
directly or indirectly ties to agriculture benefited appreciably
as the agricultural industry returned over $1.26 Billion to our
local economy in 2006.
Now an annual favorite, the Sister Swing & Vintage Autos event is
making another appearance on Sunday, July 22. Those attending will
be able to view the beautifully restored vintage autos beginning at
Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served on the museum patio. The
energetic performance of Big Band era music by those three lovely ladies,
Sister Swing, will begin at 7:00 p.m. Light desserts will be served at
intermission, and the music will continue until 9:00 p.m. The auto show
itself is free. Concert/food tickets for this fun-filled evening are just
$20.00 and are available at the Museum or from any Museum Commissioner.