California Farm Production Expenditures Up 8.6 Percent

Dan General

California’s total farm production expenditures totaled $36.6 billion in 2013, up 8.6 percent from the 2012 revised estimate of $33.7 billion. At 10.0 percent, California had the largest percentage of the 2013 U.S. total expenditures. Expense items showing the largest increase from the previous year were: Feed, up $680 million; Labor, up $570 million; and Farm Improvements and Construction, up $420 million. The three largest decreases occurred in: Tractors and Self-Propelled Farm Machinery, down $50 million from 2012; and Miscellaneous Capital Expenses and Fuels, both down $40 million. Expenditures per California farm averaged $470,218 in 2013, compared with $433,119 in 2012. On average, California producers spent the most on Labor at $113,607 per farm, Farm Services at $80,488 and Feed at $79,204.

Read the full 2013 California Farm Production Expenditures Release report. (.pdf)