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California produces more than 400 different agricultural commodities, providing an abundance of fruits, vegetables, nuts, milk, nursery plants, flowers, fiber and livestock. According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, our state produces nearly half of US-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables. Several crops enjoyed across the country are produced exclusively in California. Each sheet in this set introduces an agricultural commodity, plant nutrient or agricultural topic. Additionally, the sheets provide ideas for using this information in a lesson or activity.
Additional commodity fact sheets are currently being prepared. If you have a particular need or interest, or would like to sponsor a fact sheet, please contact us.
Invasive species are a growing concern, costing California more than $3 billion annually in damages to fruits, nuts, vegetables and more. With the Stop the Invasion Fact Sheet Set, students will read about six different invasive species, the damage they cause and how to stop their spread. The accompanying lessons and activities are aligned to California Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. This resource was funded through a Specialty Crop Block grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).