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).

Agri-stats: The Most Common Job In Every State

The Census was used to track jobs over time, from 1978 to 2014. The resulting map is intriguing. 

“Fewer and fewer farmers: Our map shows the tail end of a century-long trend. Farming technology (everything from tiny seeds to giant harvesters) keeps getting better, which means fewer and fewer people grow more and more food.”

NPR. Map: The Most Common* Job In Every State. February 5, 2015. https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/02/05/382664837/map-the-most-common-job-in-every-state