California is Largest Food Producer in the U.S.

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Posted by Karyn Moyer on Apr 21, 2017 2:00:00 AM
 Largest Food Producer

California is the world’s 5th largest supplier of food, cotton fiber, and other agricultural commodities. In the U.S., California is the largest producer of food despite having less than 4% of the farms in the country.

The state has a unique Mediterranean climate that allows it to grow a variety of over 450+ different crops. Some of the crops such as almonds, artichokes, figs, and raisins are exclusive to California, and the state is the largest exporter of almonds in the world.

In the U.S., California is the number one dairy state and is the 4th largest wine producer in the world. The state produces over 90% of the wine in the U.S. It is also the nation’s leading producer of strawberries, averaging 1.4 billion pounds of strawberries (that’s 83% of the country’s total fresh and frozen strawberry production).

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http://www.dairymoos.com/interesting-facts-about-california-agriculture/

Karyn Moyer

Karyn Moyer

Karyn Moyer is the Client Success & Marketing Manager at AgHires. Karyn enjoys learning and discovering new ways to help job seekers and clients to reach their goals. AgHires helps agricultural and food production companies find the employees they need to run a successful business.