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Hay Ag facts
In the United States, 100 million tons of hay is harvested annually from 60 million production acres.
Alfalfa was one of the first irrigated crops in California.
Alfalfa is the second most important revenue-producing field crop in California, behind cotton.
Hay is the seventh-ranked agricultural crop of the top 20 farm products in California.
Alfalfa is the major feedstock for California's $3.6 billion dairy industry and an important part of the $1.3 billion cattle industry.
The San Joaquin Valley is the largest production zone in California, consisting of 8 counties, which produce 49% of California's alfalfa.