Beef cattle lead the pack of U.S. agricultural commodities, and California can boast the top-five agricultural counties in the United States. Those are just a couple of the facts included in a new set of state fact sheets from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which provide national and state-by-state information on population, income, education, employment, federal funds, organic agriculture, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, top commodities and exports. Among the top-five agricultural commodities in 2010, the report lists cattle and calves as No. 1 followed by corn, soybeans, dairy products and broilers.
State fact sheets are available at www.ers.usda.gov/StateFacts.