California Agricultural Production Statistics

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 1.

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

Note: The full report for the 2018 crop year, including agricultural exports, will be released in late 2019. 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.

California agricultural export data for 2017 may be viewed here.

Please click on an annual crop year report cover below to view full reports from previous years.

Select covers below to view NASS/CDFA agricultural resource Reports:

* To request copies please contact the Division of Marketing Services at (916) 900-5011 or by mail at CDFA Marketing Services 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.