California, a preferred market for Agriculture in USA
California Ag is strong and promising. From our experience, it is in of the top 3 States preferred by the Advanced Ag team. When considering entering the US market, California should be seriously considered as the right entry door.
Its climate, its crop diversity, its farmers, its people, its friendliness, its extension system and the Economic power of its local Ag sector are key reasons to consider California your preferred market in USA.
Today we look at its crop diversity and its economic power. 2018 Crop Year — Top 10 Commodities for California Agriculture
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 producing commodities for 2018 include:
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
Data obtained from Cdfa