Agri-Stats: Gross Revenues

In case you have ever wondered…

  • In 2015, the top ten counties in the U.S., nine of which are in California, accounted for $29 billion or 7 percent of total U.S. agriculture sales.
  • At the top of the list, Fresno County, with $5 billion in agriculture sales, had higher sales than 23 individual states.
  • The top four counties in California for Gross Ag Revenue are Fresno, Tulare and Kern Counties and Monterey Counties.
  • Monterey County had $4,256,072,000 in Gross Ag Revenue
  • Monterey County exceeded 22 states in Gross Ag Revenue for all commodities sold.
  • Monterey County’s total gross Ag Revenues exceeded the combined Gross Ag Revenues for the following nine states: Alaska, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, West Virginia and Maine.

Note: Stats derived from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and the USDA, Economic Research Service (ERS).

Windshield Views (8/24/13)

Wandering Around South Monterey County:

  • Rows of Garlic bins were queued in the fields.
  • Bean threshers were in flailing.
  • Red bell peppers were glistening.
  • Fennel was being picked in a patchwork of vivid jade and faded celadon.
  • Brix (i.e. sugars) are increasing as the wine grapes hang heavy on the trellis.

Veggie fields resembled vitreous green shards impaled in the dry crust of the southern Gabilan hills.

Small, impoverished communities give testimony to tattered remnants of Victorian dreams of railroads, prosperity, and hope.