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California is easily the top-ranked state for both fresh fruit and fresh vegetable exports, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The USDA report said the top ten states for fresh fruit exports in 2017 were:

  • California, $2.908 billion;
  • Washington, $760.9 million;
  • Florida, $331.1 million;
  • Oregon, $137.6 million;
  • Michigan, $94.4 million;
  • New York, $89.8 million;
  • Arizona, $71.1 million;
  • Texas, $43.3 million;
  • Wisconsin, $38 million; and
  • New Jersey, $37.4 million.

For fresh vegetables,  the top ten states for exports in 2017 were:

  • California, $1.07 billion;
  • Arizona, $204.4 million;
  • Washington, $183.5 million’
  • Idaho, $157.7;
  • Florida, $141 millioin;
  • North Dakota, $86.2 million;
  • North Carolina, $78.3 million;
  • Michigan, $76.9 million;
  • Wisconsin, $62.4 million; and
  • Oregon, $50.2 million.
 
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