As required by the California Food and Agriculture Code, the County Ag Commissioner compiles and records information in the annual crop and livestock report regarding the gross production and value of the county’s commodities. Various research institutions, schools, banks, agencies, and businesses use this valuable information to the benefit of the local economy. Also, disasters to agriculture are surveyed and the information collected is used by other agencies offering disaster relief. Statistics promote and protect the continued production and prosperity of agriculture in California.