The farm receipts have been collected, the numbers have been tallied, and the outcomes are in! With a complete gross manufacturing worth of $8,612,450,000, Tulare County has been named the top-producing agricultural county in your entire United States.

With Fresno County and Kern County claiming the silver and bronze medals for manufacturing, the Central Valley maintains its standing as an agricultural powerhouse. California’s complete agricultural manufacturing hovers slightly below $56 billion, which means these three counties — which generated a mixed $24,432,162,300 in 2022 — account for 44% of the state’s complete manufacturing worth.

Milk, Tulare’s largest agricultural export, was partially liable for the county’s first-place end. Tulare produces extra milk than anyplace else within the nation, and 2022’s gross worth of $2,671,291,000 marks a 37% enhance over the earlier yr’s numbers. Livestock and poultry rose by 12%, whereas vegetable crops elevated by almost 30%. Though fruit and nuts decreased by 10%, these commodities nonetheless fetched a big worth of $4,127,035,000.

In Fresno County, grapes have been the realm’s high crop with earnings of $1.24 billion, whereas almonds have been the realm’s most exported product, with 4,235 shipments in 2022 alone. That’s twice the variety of shipments of the area’s second-best export, peaches.

In accordance with Agricultural Commissioner Tom Tucker, Tulare’s versatility helped the county turn into the most efficient area in America. “Tulare County’s agricultural energy is predicated on the variety of the crops produced,” he wrote. “The 2022 crop report covers greater than 150 completely different commodities, 41 of which have a gross worth in extra of $1,000,000. Though particular person commodities might expertise difficulties from yr to yr, Tulare County continues to supply high-quality crops that present meals and fiber to greater than 90 international locations all through the world.”

That doesn’t imply native growers are pausing their farming schedules to rejoice the realm’s first-place end. In Tulare, winter wheat is at present being planted, the pistachio and olive harvests have come to a detailed, soil is being prepped for winter plantings, and citrus merchandise like Valencia oranges, grapefruits, and lemons are being picked for each home and worldwide markets. It’s enterprise as normal in America’s busiest agricultural headquarters… and for Tulare County, enterprise is booming.

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