In 2018, California’s farms and ranches received almost $50 billion in cash receipts for their output. This represents a slight increase over adjusted cash receipts for 2017.
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 commodities for 2018 include:
- Strawberries — $2.34 billion
- Lettuce — $1.81 billion
- Floriculture — $1.22 billion
- Tomatoes — $1.20 billion
Note: The full report for the 2018 crop year, including agricultural exports, will be released in late 2019.
California agricultural export data for 2017 may be viewed at this link.