Fresno County’s annual crop report is in, and the county continues to reach new heights with the total value of its agricultural production.
While Fresno County had a record-breaking year in 2022, the overall growth was very slight. Fresno County saw its place as top ag-producing county claimed by Tulare County.
The big picture: Fresno County’s total gross production last year came in at $8,095,546,000. That marked an increase of nearly $10 million from 2021, a 0.12 percent gain.
- The report covered 183 different crops, including 77 which had a gross value over $1 million last year.
- Grapes took the top spot for the first time since 2012, coming in at a total value of $1.24 billion in 2022.
- Almonds, the leading crop in 2021, fell one spot with a value of $1.14 billion.
- Pistachios ($706 million), milk ($655 million) and poultry ($538 million) rounded out the top five.
- Cattle, tomatoes, peaches, garlic and mandarins ranked sixth through 10th and ranged from $240 million to nearly $490 million in value.
Go deeper: Fruits and nuts made up the majority of Fresno County’s crops last year, coming in at 55.86 percent of all products produced.
- Vegetables ranked second at 15.33 percent, followed by livestock and poultry at 13.07 percent, milk at 8.09 percent and field crops at 4.61 percent.
Around the world: Canada was the top export country from Fresno County, followed by Mexico, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.
- Overall, Fresno County delivered its agricultural products to 90 different countries.
- Almonds were the top exported product with 4,235 shipments. Peaches placed second at 2,122 shipments, followed by oranges with 1,324 shipments, grapes with 1,160 shipments and raisins with 959 shipments.