California agricultural checkpoints are the best in the nation and are the reason the state has a $1 trillion farm budget, according to an agricultural systems report released today.
The report, produced by the California Department of Agriculture and Industries, found that the number of agricultural systems exceeded 10,000 by the end of the 2016 season, surpassing the 10,600 that had been recorded for all of 2017.
It also found that over the past four years, the number and type of farms has increased by nearly 100 percent.
“This report is a great start to getting the state’s agricultural economy back on track,” said California Governor Jerry Brown in a statement.
“It is also a step in the right direction in helping California maintain our agricultural economy for generations to come.
We are committed to building a state that works for all Californians, and we will continue to do so.”
The report noted that agricultural systems have the ability to deliver the fruits of agriculture to farmers at a fraction of the cost.
The report also noted that farms with the highest number of systems also tend to be those with the largest share of people, with farms with more than 1,000 systems being the most productive.
The numbers are also consistent with a 2016 study by the United States Department of Energy that estimated that agriculture contributes more than $3.5 trillion in economic output to the U.S. economy each year.
The agriculture systems report also revealed that the state is currently in the midst of a growing drought.
It found that agriculture has already seen a 14 percent decrease in the number, intensity, and duration of agricultural storms in California over the last five years.
The state is now on track to see a 9 percent decrease this year.
While this year’s report is the most comprehensive yet, it is still too early to determine if California is experiencing the most drought in decades.
For now, the state remains one of the worst places to farm in the country, according the report.