Beef cattle lead the pack of U.S. agricultural commodities, and California can boast the top-five agricultural counties in the United States. Those are just a couple of the facts included in a new set of state fact sheets from USDA, which provide national and state-by-state information on population, income, education, employment, federal funds, organic agriculture, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, top commodities, and exports.

Among the top-five agricultural commodities in 2010, the report lists cattle and calves as number-one, accounting for 16.4 percent of the total value of U.S. ag products. Corn is second, at 14.2 percent, followed by soybeans, dairy products and broilers, at 10.6 percent, 10 percent and 7.5 percent of the total respectively.