California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers Association
Promoting and protecting California’s agriculture, the environment, and an equitable marketplace since 1880.
CDFA INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19 AND THE FOOD SUPPLY
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is serving Californians during the COVID-19 pandemic by continuing its work to facilitate a safe, healthy food supply.
“Food safety is paramount due to the nutrition provided by California fruits, nuts, vegetables, meat, eggs and dairy products to the health and wellbeing of our citizens,” said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. “We know the importance of keeping supply chains healthy and borders open as currently one in eight individuals is food insecure, with one in five of those being children.”
CDFA is continuing its food inspection work while the agency’s senior leadership is utilizing extensive experience in sanitary practices, preventative controls, and emergency response to work closely with the California Office of Emergency Services, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), sister state agencies, federal partners, county agricultural commissioners, and the agriculture industry to ensure that California’s bounty can be relied upon as a large contributor to the overall food system and supply.
(Washington, D.C., January 15, 2021) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide additional assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), expanding eligibility for some agricultural...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will host webinars on December 3 and 9 to highlight new procedures for submitting documents required for importing specialty crops into the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
Next week, beginning Nov. 30, is California Healthy Soils Week, a series of events that highlights soil health and culminates on United Nations’ World Soil Day, Saturday Dec. 5. To kick off the week, CDFA Secretary Karen Ross will provide opening remarks via video...
The California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers Association (CACASA) is a voluntary organization comprised of County Agricultural Commissioners and County Sealers of Weights and Measures from California’s 58 counties.
CACASA provides the venue for collaborative opportunities to address matters of statewide significance that affect California’s agricultural production, its natural resources, marketing, food safety, equity, and public health as it relates to our environment.
County Crop Reports
Annual crop year reports have been reproduced for your convenience. Export reports are typically published within the corresponding crop year report. While data is made available throughout the year, crop year and export reports are published typically about one year following the given crop year.
By the Numbers 2018*
The State of California houses the largest agriculture industry in the US with over
California has the most diverse set of crops in the nation with over
farms and ranches.
of all fruit and nut crop production in the US are grown in California, representing
of all vegetable crops in the US are grown in California, representing
California’s top-10 valued commodities for the 2018 crop year are*:
1. Milk and Cream – $6.37 billion
2. Grapes – $6.25 billion
3. Almonds – $5.47 billion
4. Miscellaneous Crops – $4.72 billion
5. Cattle and Calves – $3.19 billion
6. Pistachios – $2.61 billion
7. Berries, All Strawberries – $2.34 billion
8. Lettuce – $1.81 billion
9. Floriculture – $1.21 billion
10. Tomatoes – $1.19 billion
acres of farm and ranch land in California
acres - average size of farm in California
Meet The President
It is truly a privilege to serve as CACASA President for the year ahead. When I look back at the many folks who have served in this position, I can’t help but feel both humbled and honored to serve in this position that was previously occupied by many of the people I look up to as mentors and examples. I pledge to do my best to advance the mission of CACASA, which is to educate, advocate, and promote equity for agriculture, weights and measures and all citizens of California.
I was born in the Los Angeles area of Southern California, but moved to Grass Valley, California in 1981, where I have lived ever since.
P.O. Box 2205
Hanford, CA 93232