The Measure of California Agriculture, 2000

California agriculture is large, diverse, complex and dynamic. The Measure of California Agriculture, 2000 documents the industry and its relationships to the rest of the economy by providing statistical details and an overview of unifying forces and trends. Our aim is to supply a convenient compilation of facts and figures from a variety of sources. We also help interpret the wide array of data presented in the chapters.

This online version can be downloaded in its entirety, or by chapter. Certain tables and graphics will be periodically updated as newer data becomes available.

The Measure of California Agriculture, 2000–full publication–(pdf)

I. California Farms and Farmers

  1. Land Use
  2. Farmland Conversion
  3. Acres per Farm and Land Ownership
  4. Size Distribution by Total Sales
  5. Legal Organization
  6. Farmer Demographics

II. Inputs to Farm Production

  1. Capital
  2. Hired Farm Labor
  3. Chemicals and Fertilizer
  4. Water
  5. Technology
  6. Research and Technology

III. Demand and Supply

  1. Commodity Demand
  2. Leading Commodities and Cash Receipts
  3. Production by Principal Commodity Group
  4. County Level Production
  5. Organic Agriculture

IV. Marketing, Trade, Policy and Risk Management

  1. Cooperatives
  2. Contracting
  3. International Exports
  4. Exotic Pests and Diseases
  5. Risk Management
  6. Government Support

V. Agriculture’s Role in the General Economy

  1. Multiplier Effects in California
  2. Multiplier Effects in the Central Valley


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