Agriculture · Highlight

Fresno leads the pack: County is nation’s top ag producer

The County of Fresno has reclaimed its title as the top agriculture-producing county in the nation, following the publication of all 2018 crop reports from the San Joaquin Valley.

The final county to report, Tulare, reported total agriculture production at $7.213 billion, about $600 million short of Fresno County’s total from the past year. The decline was led by the county’s top ag product: dairy milk.

Here’s how the counties broke down:

County2018 Ag Production (USD)
Fresno$7,887,583,790
Kern$7,446,152,000
Tulare$7,213,303,400
Kings$2,351,938,000
Madera$2,085,474,000

Alex Tavlian
Alex Tavlian is the Executive Editor of The San Joaquin Valley Sun and Executive Director of Valley Future Foundation. You can reach Alex at alex.tavlian@sjvsun.com.