Turlock, in the heart of Stanislaus County, ranks as one of the nation’s top 10 agricultural counties, producing in excess of $2.6 billion in gross farm income and one-third of the county’s jobs. The area is known for its agricultural productivity and crop diversity, which can be attributed to a unique combination of factors:
• Highest-quality farmland in the world
• Clean air
• Affordable and adequate water supplies
The county is a leading producer of milk, almonds, cattle and calves, chickens, walnuts, silage, peaches, alfalfa, deciduous fruit and nut (nursery), turkeys and tomatoes. This area leads the state in the production of nearly two dozen agricultural commodities.
The county is considered one of the richest in the world because of its food processing and related industries; generating economic activity in processing, packaging, marketing and retailing agricultural commodities. Many agricultural products are grown and processed for export to European and Pacific Rim markets.