It truly is amazing how much this industry makes a difference, as we see from this article from the Orange County Register, and how important it is to ensure they have enough water, necessitating building more dams.
California’s 77,500 farms produce more than 400 commodities, and two-thirds of the nation’s fruits and nuts. About one-quarter of what California produces is exported around the world.
Here are some more facts and figures about California agriculture. (after the jump)