As fall approaches many North State farmers are getting ready to harvest their crops.
Almond growers have already started shaking the nuts off the trees and are in the process of picking them up to send them to processors.
As soon as they finish with the almonds, many of those same farmers will shift their attention to walnuts.
Those are typically ready for harvest around the end of September.
In recent years walnuts have jumped to the top when it comes to the Butte County ag industry.
"I think from a price standpoint and a production standpoint, I think Butte County walnut growers are going to do well this year with walnuts. I would anticipate it being the top crop in Butte County in 2012," M&T Ranch manager Les Heringer said.
Last year, walnuts accounted for $219 million worth of the county's $632 million in agricultural production.