CDFA Secretary Karen Ross joined California agricultural representatives today at an event in Acampo, San Joaquin County, hosted by Farmers for Free Trade, to underscore the importance of trade to the state’s farmers and ranchers.
California is largest agricultural producer and exporter in the nation. Combined, the state’s top agricultural exports – almonds, wine, dairy, walnuts and pistachios – almost surpass $10 billion in value. On average, California’s farmers and ranchers export 26 percent of their production to approximately 167 destinations.
Secretary Ross was joined by representatives from the California Farm Bureau Federation, the California League of Food Processors, Lodi Farming, and Lange Twins Family Winery and Vineyard in highlighting the importance of trade to California agriculture.