What is the relative importance of each state to the fresh produce industry? The United Fresh Produce Association has a valuable web page that describes the relative contribution of each state to the industry.

Also, check out this map of the U.S. that I put together from U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2017 produce shipments by state. California commands the top spot easily, though some may underestimate the importance of Washington state tonnage.

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Speaking of United Fresh, check out the group’s summary of its recent member survey about government relations priorities.
United members said workforce/immigration issues is the top priority, followed by food safety policy.

Hungry for more state-level data? Here is the 2018 State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables

Certified Organic Survey 2016 Summary

U.S. Census Statistics by States

National Agricultural Statistics Service - Quick Stats

Heath Rankings by State

Senior Health Rankings by State

State/County Health Rankings

State obesity rankings

CDC Obesity Prevalence by State

USDA: Food deserts by state

Overall Best States

The American Dream by State

American FactFinder: Census

 
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