Jun 3, 2020
California crop year 2018 full statistics now available

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 U.S .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

California Department of Food and Agriculture

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