The Delta region has a great wealth of agricultural resources that supply food and food products to all parts of the United States. Approximately 500,000 acres of highly productive agricultural lands provide the economic base and primary land use in the Delta. Agriculture encompasses livestock, specialty crops such as asparagus, pears, and wine grapes, and various table vegetables and feed crops. Agriculture is by far the largest portion of a $3 billion Delta regional economy that also includes recreation and tourism.
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