In this Sept. 24, 2010 photo, Benjamin Reynosa, 49, of Orange Cove, picks table grapes near Fowler, Calif. As the economy tanked over the past two years, the immigration debate has focused on whether immigrants are taking jobs Americans want. Here, amid the sweltering melon fields and vineyards of the nation's top farm state, where one of every eight people is still out of a job, the answer is no. (AP Photo/Garance Burke)
The 2016 Ag report for 2016 is out: and in addition to winegrapes, which make up two-thirds of Sonoma County’s crop value, milk was on the rise. Ag Commissioner Tony Linegar also says apples made a comeback last year. The biggest crop by far in Sonoma County, winegrapes, rose 17-percent in 2016: they represent two-thirds of our crop value. In this report, the value of those crops reached nearly 900-million dollars.