California is Largest Food Producer in the U.S.

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 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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Karyn Moyer

Karyn Moyer

Karyn Moyer is the Senior Marketing Manager at AgHires, with over 13 years of marketing experience, over 9 of which she has spent in the agriculture marketing industry. Growing up in a small farming town, Karyn has a deep appreciation for the importance of agriculture and its role in our communities. Since joining AgHires in 2017, Karyn has used her wealth of experience and knowledge to help job seekers and clients achieve their goals. She has a passion for learning and discovering new ways to support the industry.