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.

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