California Agricultural Production Statistics

2019 Crop Year Report

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 compared to the previous year 1.

California agricultural exports totaled $21.7 billion, an increase of 3 percent from 2018. Top commodities for export included almonds, pistachios, dairy and dairy products, wine and walnuts. California’s agricultural export statistics are produced by the University of California, Davis, Agricultural Issues Center.

California organic product sales totaled more than $10.4 billion in 2019, an increase of 3.5 percent from the prior year. Organic production encompasses over 2.5 million acres in the state and California is the only state in the U.S. with a USDA National Organic Program.

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 the 2019 crop 1 are:

  • Dairy Products, Milk — $7.34 billion
  • 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

The 2019 Crop Year Report is assembled 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.

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.