California Agricultural Production Statistics

California's Top 10 Agricultural Commodities

California’s agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities. Over a third of the country’s vegetables and three-quarters of the country’s fruits and nuts are grown in California. California’s top 10 valued commodities for the 2021 crop year are:1

  • Dairy Products, Milk — $7.57 billion
  • Grapes — $5.23 billion
  • Almonds — $5.03 billion
  • Cattle and Calves — $3.11 billion
  • Strawberries — $3.02 billion
  • Pistachios — $2.91 billion
  • Lettuce — $2.03 billion
  • Tomatoes — $1.18 billion
  • Walnuts — $1.02 billion
  • Rice — $1.00 billion

In 2021 California’s farms and ranches received $51.1 billion in cash receipts for their output. This represents a 3.6 percent increase in cash receipts compared to the previous year.

California agricultural exports totaled $20.8 billion in 2020, a decrease of 4.1 percent from 2019. Top commodities for export included almonds, dairy and dairy products, pistachios, walnuts and wine. California’s agricultural export statistics are produced by the University of California, Davis.

California organic product sales totaled more than $11.9 billion in 2020, an increase of 14.4 percent from the prior year. Organic production encompasses over 2.19 million acres in the state. California is the only state in the U.S. with a NOP authorized state organic program.

Note: California’s top 10 agricultural commodities list is updated every year in September. A comprehensive report of agricultural statistics for the 2021 crop year, including agricultural exports and organic sales, will be available in early 2023 when the California Agricultural Statistics Review is published. For the most recent agricultural statistics, please use the links on the right side of this page to query the USDA Economic Research Service data and the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service data. For detailed county-level data, click this link or visit the CDFA County Liaison pages. Please click on the annual crop year reports below to view previous years reports as a PDF.

1Based on USDA ERS numbers published as of September 1, 2022

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.