Louis A. BrownLand for sale in the Central San Joaquin Valley – CA

The Central San Joaquin Valley with the most fertile fields feeds much of America, and the world for that matter.  The San Joaquin Valley has the most prolific farmland in the world.  Ferreira Land Co., Inc. is fortunate to be situated in the heart of this rich farm belt and ranching destination – the Central Valley of California.  We believe our Clients’ needs come first – Ferreira land Co. is a diversified real estate company specializing in agricultural real estate.

Most Americans, and the rest of the world, would describe California by its popular tourist destinations and economic touchstones:  Hollywood, Disneyland, the Golden Gate Bridge, Big Sur, Venice Beach, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Los Angeles—–BUT there is another California, and its home to the greatest garden in the world.  The 400-mile-long Central Valley supplies fully one-quarter of the food Americans eats.  It’s a long, mostly flat and incredibly fertile pocket of land nestled between the coastal mountains and the Sierra Nevada range.

There are no marquee destinations, only sober, business-first towns and vast stretches of farmland and cattle ranges.  California’s Central Valley is growing fast and its biggest industry, agriculture, racked up $27 billion in revenues in 2011.  Yet the Central Valley is often referred to as the “other California” or California’s “backyard,” and the valley’s inhabitants are acutely aware that they do not share in the glamour of Hollywood or Silicon Valley, which was until recently a beautiful landscape of peach, plum and cherry orchards known as the “Valley of Heart’s Delight”.

From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, farming, cattle ranching, dairy farms, goat and sheep ranches affects us in every part of our daily lives.  Without agriculture, there would not be enough food and resources to sustain societies and cultures.

Farms that grow and harvest walnuts, pistachios, almonds, corn, cotton, alfalfa, wheat, barley, soybeans, tomatoes, strawberries, cherries, apricots, nectarines, oranges, tangerine, peaches fresh and wine grapes, melons of all kinds, pomegranates, figs, asparagus, sweet potatoes, sugar beets, blueberries, plums —- and the list goes on….the vast majority of these crops are grown in the Central Valley.

Cattle and sheep ranching are also vitally important to the valley’s economy. During the late 19th century and early 20th century, the Miller & Lux Corporation built an agricultural monopoly centered around cattle. The corporation can be characterized as a precursor to corporate farming transforming the yeoman farmer into wage workers. The success of the business can be attributed to his direct management style which is reflected in his detailed correspondences to his subordinates. During recent years, dairy farming has greatly expanded in importance. As areas such as Chino and Corona have become absorbed into the suburban sprawl of Los Angeles, many dairy farmers have cashed out and moved their herds to Kings, Tulare, and Kern counties.  Dairies in these counties in recent times have suffered financial difficulty and there are fewer active dairies in the Central San Joaquin Valley.

We are Ferreira Land Co., Inc. and we are here to help you realize your farming and ranching property needs.  We are located in the  Central Valley, but can bring you to properties in northern CA, southern OR and western NV.

Louis A. Brown -  Ferreira Land Co., Inc.

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