In 2021, California’s farms and ranches received $51.1 billion for their output. This represents a 3.6 percent increase compared to the previous year, according to calculations by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), in partnership with CDFA.
California’s agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities. Over a third of the country’s vegetables and three-quarters of the country’s fruits and nuts are grown in California. California’s top 10 valued commodities for the 2021 crop year are:
- Dairy Products, Milk — $7.57 billion
- Grapes — $5.23 billion
- Almonds — $5.03 billion
- Cattle and Calves — $3.11 billion
- Strawberries — $3.02 billion
- Pistachios — $2.91 billion
- Lettuce — $2.03 billion
- Tomatoes — $1.18 billion
- Walnuts — $1.02 billion
- Rice — $1 billion
Note: California’s top 10 agricultural commodities list is updated every year in September. A comprehensive report of agricultural statistics for the 2021 crop year, including agricultural exports and organic sales, will be available in early 2023 when the California Agricultural Statistics Review is published.
More Ag Statistics here: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/Statistics/