Largest Agricultural Employers in California

Dole Foods, Foster Farms, Wilbur-Elis, JD Heiskell & Company, and Hilmer Cheese are the largest agricultural employers in California based on revenue. Dole Foods, Taylor Farms, Foster Farms, Del Monte Foods, and Grimmway Farms are the largest agricultural employers in California based on the number of employees.

Largest Agricultural Companies By Revenue

#1. Dole Foods

  • Dole Food produces and markets fruits and vegetables. The company markets bananas and pineapples, table grapes, apricots, stone fruits, pears, citrus, iceberg lettuce-based salad mixes, specialty lettuce salads, complete Caesar salads, broccoli florets, cauliflower florets.
  • The company has an estimated annual revenue of $10.7 billion.

#2. Foster Farms

#3. Wilbur-Ellis Co.

  • The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
  • Wilbur-Elis produces and markets agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and ingredients. Wilbur-Elis farming activities include the production of grains (corn, barley, hard red wheat, soft red wheat, soybean meal, corn gluten meal, sunflower meal, soy protein concentrate), specialty and organic products, fish meal and oils, animal and vegetable oils, poultry farming, swine, beef and dairy production.
  • The company has an estimated annual revenue of $3 billion.

#4. JD Heiskell & Company

#5. Hilmar Cheese

  • The company is headquartered in Hilmar, California.
  • Hilmar specializes in cheese, whey protein and lactose manufacturing.
  • The company has an estimated annual revenue of $2 billion.

Largest Agricultural Companies By EmployeesDole Foods

#1. Dole Foods

  • Dole Food produces and markets fruits and vegetables. The company markets bananas and pineapples, table grapes, apricots, stone fruits, pears, citrus, iceberg lettuce-based salad mixes, specialty lettuce salads, complete Caesar salads, broccoli florets, cauliflower florets.
  • Dole Food has 36,000 employees.

#2. Taylor Farms

#3. Foster Farms

#4. Del Monte Foods

#5. Grimmway Farms

  • The company is headquartered in Bakersfield, California.
  • Grimmway Farm specializes in the production of carrots and organic vegetables like leeks, celery, sweet corn, green beans, onions, cauliflower, cabbage, fennel, bok choy, broccoli, cilantro, parsley, dill, daikon, parsnip, rutabagas, turnips, potatoes, beets, lettuce, spinach, kale, mustard greens, dandelion, chard, and arugula.
  • The company has 4,000 employees.
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