In 2019, California’s farms and ranches received more than $50 billion in cash receipts for their output. This represents a slight increase over reported cash receipts for 2018.
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 2019 include:
- Almonds — $6.09 billion
- Grapes — $5.41 billion
- Cattle and Calves — $3.06 billion
- Strawberries — $2.22 billion
- Pistachios — $1.94 billion
- Lettuce — $1.82 billion
- Walnuts — $1.29 billion
- Floriculture — $1.22 billion
- Tomatoes — $1.17 billion
Note: The full report for the 2019 crop year, including agricultural exports, will be released in late 2020. For most recent agricultural statistics, please use the links on the right side of this page to query the USDA Economic Research Service data as well as the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. For detailed county-level data please follow the links on the right or visit the CDFA County Liaison pages.