How is the Strawberry Industry Weathering the Pandemic?


In 2017, 38,200 acres of California strawberries generated $3.1 billion in production value, making it one of the state’s top ten crops. Strawberry production ramps up in March and is at its peak in April through June. At press time, much of this period has been impacted by COVID-19-related restrictions that have been in place nationally and internationally, making the potential impacts relatively large in terms of the share of annual production affected.

ARE Update, University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics