The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service has released a report on the 2019 horticulture census, which covers floriculture, nursery and specialty crops.
At $2.6 billion, California sales for the industry were down 9% from 2014 and the number of operations dropped by 22%. Cut flower sales decreased by 26% while nurseries were down 13%. Corporate operations accounted for 80% of sales, although nearly half of all operations were family or individually owned.
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California generated nearly 20% of U.S. sales in 2019, followed closely by Florida and then Oregon.