Farming Returns To Southern California
"From 2000 to the end of 2002, Los Angeles County added nearly 3,600 acres of prime cropland and produced the county's highest level of farming activity since the state land-use mapping began in 1984, the report said. Before the postwar population boom, the county was the largest producer of farm crops in the United States... The new report on five counties in Southern California is one in a series set for release this year as part of the state Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program, which documents land use on about 46 million acres of public and private land every two years."
Thanks to Chris Steins