Agriculture is a hugely influential sector of Skagit County’s economy. It employs thousands of people and crop sales power a significant amount of local business activity. The land of Skagit County produces bountiful harvests with a rich variety of crops. Water, sunshine, know-how and sophisticated technology all contribute to this outcome. The trends in this category attempt to illustrate many of the most important dimensions of agriculture including production, employment, earnings, acres farmed, and irrigation.
The trends in this category all relate the primary production of agricultural products; processing, an important industry, is taken up in the Economic Vitality section. A full definition of each indicator, as well as its relevance to Skagit County, can be found in the More Information section. The data are available in a spreadsheet via the Download Data tab.