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In terms of farm income, California leads all other U.S. states and produces the largest variety of commodities in the nation. It is only one of five agricultural regions in the world with a Mediterranean-growing climate that allows farmers to grow such a large variety of crops, including some that aren’t grown anywhere else in the nation. California produces the vast majority of specialty crops such as almonds, walnuts, apricots, dates, and figs grown in the U.S. and in some cases, the world. The state is host to an impressive 70,521 farms with an average size of 348 acres spread across a total of 24,522,801 acres of farmland.

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The latest USDA Ag Census revealed that farmers in California grew and sold an incredible $44 billion dollars worth of agricultural products, of which, $33 billion was from the sale of crops and $11 billion from the sale of livestock and poultry products. California was the number 1 exporter in the United States and some of their top exports include tree nuts, processed vegetables, fresh fruits, and processed fruits.

The top 5 counties in terms of agricultural sales in California were Fresno County, Tulare County, Monterey County, Kern County, and Merced County. These counties make up 47% of California's total agricultural revenue.

Top Crops and Commodities
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Top Crops and Commodities
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$45.2B
Economic Impact
70.5K
Number of Farms
348Acres
Average Farm Size

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