California’s Top Counties for Agriculture

California agriculture saw significant gains in 2017, with the state’s counties experiencing a 5.1% jump in total production value. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) says combined sales, excluding timber, totaled $59.57 billion. Six counties reported agricultural production over $3 billion.

The CDFA has also released a list of the state’s top counties for agricultural production based on the latest crop data.

Here were the top 10 counties based on gross value:

1. Kern
2. Tulare
3. Fresno
4. Monterey
5. Stanislaus
6. Merced
7. San Joaquin
8. Ventura
9. Kings
10. Imperial

The rankings were based on data provided by 49 of California’s 58 counties. The rest either did not submit data or did not do so in time to be counted.

Read the full report here