USDA: California Boasts Unique and Powerful Agricultural Industry
On its blog, USDA recently posted some statistics specific to California from the 2012 Census of Agriculture. The Census of Agriculture is the most complete account of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. You can see everything that USDA had to say on its blog about California Agriculture here; below are some of the points that we found most interesting.
The market value of California agriculture products sold in 2012 was $42,600,000,000.
California leads the nation in value of agriculture products.
The moderate climate in California allows for year-round production of many crops.
Over 25.6 million acres of land in California are dedicated to diversified agricultural production.
California continues to lead in agriculture through innovation & diversified production