The California Agricultural Statistics Review for crop year 2017 has been released. It reports that California’s farms and ranches received more than $50 billion in cash receipts for their output. This represents an increase of almost 6 percent compared to 2016.
California’s agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities. Over a third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of the country’s fruits and nuts are grown in California. California is the leading US state for cash farm receipts, accounting for over 13 percent of the nation’s total agricultural value. The top producing commodities for 2017 include:
- Dairy Products, Milk — $6.56 billion
- Grapes— $5.79 billion
- Almonds— $5.60 billion
- Strawberries— $3.10 billion
- Cattle and Calves — $2.53 billion
- Lettuce— $2.41 billion
- Walnuts— $1.59 billion
- Tomatoes— $1.05 billion
- Pistachios— $1.01 billion
- Broilers— $939 million
California agricultural exports totaled $20.56 billion for 2017. Top commodities for export in 2017 included almonds, dairy and dairy products, pistachios, wine and walnuts. Export statistics are produced by the University of California, Davis, Agricultural Issues Center.