Holstein cow on Lakeside Dairy near Hanford Calif

The value of dairy output in Kings County, Calif. may have exceeded the value of cotton, but the white fiber crop is nevertheless a valuable part of overall agricultural output as cottonseed is a major staple in the diet of the county's milk herd.

Cotton still important in Kings County, Calif.

Top 3 Kings County commodities: milk, cotton, cattle and calves. Almonds rank number four. Cotton yields have improved by a full bale, on average, in the last 50 years.    

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