Full statistics now available for crop year 2018

In 2018 California’s farms and ranches received almost $50 billion for their output. This represents a slight increase compared to 2017. California remains the leading US state in cash farm receipts.

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’s top-10 valued commodities for 2018 are:

  • Dairy Products, Milk — $6.37 billion

  • Grapes — $6.25 billion

  • Almonds — $5.47 billion

  • Cattle and Calves — $3.19 billion

  • Pistachios — $2.62 billion

  • Strawberries — $2.34 billion

  • Lettuce — $1.81 billion

  • Floriculture — $1.22 billion

  • Tomatoes — $1.20 billion

  • Oranges — $1.12 billion

We would like to note that, for the first time, the Agricultural Statistics Review includes summary data about organic production, a significant segment of California agriculture.

California agricultural statistics derive primarily from the United States Department of Agriculture/National Agricultural Statistics Services (USDA/NASS) reports. CDFA collaborates with the University of California at Davis to produce statistics for California agricultural exports. For county-level reporting please see the CDFA County Liaison site.

Initial crop statistics for 2019 are expected later this year.

Link to full 2018 crop report

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Santa Barbara County Farm Bureau, PO Box 1846, Buellton, CA 93427
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