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Grant County is tops in ag production in state

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YAKIMA — An agricultural census taken every five years shows Grant County is now No. 1 in farm production statewide.

Yakima County dropped to No. 2 since the last count in 2007, according to the 2012 U.S. Department of Agriculture Ag Census.

Grant County sold $1.762 billion in market value of farm products in 2012, according to the recently released information. That’s nearly a 50 percent jump over the $1.19 billion value in 2007.

Despite dropping to second place, Yakima…

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