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Field Crops

Florida Agricultural Facts, 1998 Edition

Field crop yields, production and prices were reduced, except for sugarcane, in 1997, and the value dropped to its lowest level in 9 years.




Field Crop Production and Value

Year

Harvested Acres

Production (ton)

Crop Value

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

1,016,400

1,044,000

1,007,100

1,025,000

1,031,900

16,921,481

15,887,074

15,786,631

16,564,273

16,237,510

$649,387,000

$830,621,000

$745,880,000

$798,069,000

$763,726,000

1992

1991

1990

1989

1988

1,112,100

982,000

1,016,000

1,064,000

1,067,000

16,857,863

16,234,404

16,342,902

14,210,796

14,364,293

$786,635,000

$694,502,000

$597,055,000

$598,211,000

$585,450,000

1980

1970

1960

1,473,000

924,000

1,046,000

11,821,000

6,499,536

2,482,802

$662,732,000

$139,610,000

$76,293,000



Field Crop Production and Value --- 1997

Crop

Harvested Acres

Production (tons)

Crop Value

Sugarcane

Potatoes

Peanuts

Hay

Cotton

421,000

42,100

84,000

230,000

99,000

15,535,000

409,050

114,030

598,000

28,584

$432,632,000

$98,172,000

$54,050,000

$53,820,000

$42,120,000

Tobacco

Corn (grain)

Soybeans

Wheat

Pecans

7,300

80,000

38,000

15,000

--------

9,527

179,200

29,640

17,550

900

$32,790,000

$18,560,000

$6,916,000

$1,989,000

$1,320,000

Total

1,016,400 16,921,481 $649,387,000

Source: Florida Agricultural Statistics Service


Corn

Corn (Grain) Production and Value

Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (bushel)

Production (bushel)

Value (bushel)

Crop Value

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

80,000

112,000

60,000

80,000

100,000

80

88

90

85

65

6,400,000

9,856,000

5,400,000

6,800,000

6,500,000

$2.90

$3.80

$3.20

$2.40

$2.55

$18,560,000

$37,453,000

$17,280,000

$16,320,000

$16,575,000

1992

1991

1990

1989

1988

110,000

75,000

75,000

80,000

65,000

75

68

71

74

58

8,250,000

5,100,000

5,325,000

5,920,000

3,770,000

$2.30

$2.60

$2.70

$2.30

$3.00

$18,975,000

$13,260,000

$14,378,000

$13,616,000

$11,310,000

1980

1970

1960

328,000

322,000

578,000

49

25

29

16,072,000

8,050,000

16,762,000

$3.40

$1.60

$1.20

$54,645,000

$8,050,000

$20,114,000



Leading Grain Corn-Producing Counties --- 1997

County

Harvested Acres

Yield (bushel)

Production (bushel)

Estimated Value

Jackson

Escambia

Suwannee

Hamilton

Alachua

Madison

Washington

Columbia

Holmes

Calhoun

Levy

Jefferson

Walton

Santa Rosa

Gadsden

16,900

5,600

8,400

6,000

4,400

6,300

2,800

4,400

2,000

1,300

2,000

3,000

1,600

1,500

1,300

94

120

74

82

84

45

89

55

109

109

99

44

62

80

67

1,596,000

674,000

622,000

489,000

371,000

286,000

250,000

240,000

218,000

142,000

140,000

133,000

99,000

88,000

87,000

$4,628,000

$1,954,000

$1,803,000

$1,418,000

$1,076,000

$829,000

$725,000

$696,000

$630,000

$412,000

$406,000

$386,000

$287,000

$255,000

$412,000

Leon

Okaloosa

Gilchrist

1,500

1,000

800

47

70

79

71,000

70,000

63,000

$206,000

$203,000

$183,000

Source: Florida Agricultural Statistics Services



Cotton

Cotton Production and Value

Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (pound)

Production (pound)

Value (pound)

CropValue

1997

1996

1995*

1994

1993

99,000

98,200

109,000

68,000

53,500

577

637

472

735

696

57,168,000

62,592,000

51,456,000

49,968,000

37,236,000

$0.74

$0.68

$0.80

$0.73

$0.57

$42,120,000

$42,938,000

$41,165,000

$36,077,000

$21,231,000

1992

1991

1990

1989

1988

49,500

49,000

36,000

25,000

29,000

701

719

640

557

566

34,699,000

36,600,000

23,040,000

13,925,000

16,414,000

$0.56

$0.55

$0.68

$0.65

$0.52

$19,469,000

$17,519,000

$15,667,000

$9,048,000

$8,536,000

1980

1970

1960

5,900

12,000

24,500

610

354

340

3,599,000

4,250,000

8,350,000

$0.31

$0.21

$0.31

$3,060,000

$893,000

$2,589,000

* - Storm damage crop



Leading Cotton-Producing Counties -- 1997

County

Harvested Acres

Yield (pound)

Production (pound)

Estimated Value

Santa Rosa

Jackson

Escambia

Calhoun

Okaloosa

25,700

26,200

14,000

6,500

4,000

654

550

566

576

633

16,800,000

14,400,000

7,920,000

3,744,000

2,784,000

$12,432,000

$10,656,000

$5,861,000

$2,771,000

$2,060,000

Walton

Holmes

Hamilton

Jefferson

4,600

3,300

2,700

2,100

543

524

587

503

2,496,000

1,728,000

1,584,000

1,056,000

$1,847,000

$1,279,000

$1,172,000

$781,000

Madison

Alachua

Gadsden

Washington

Columbia

1,700

1,800

1,100

1,200

400

565

427

524

480

600

960,000

768,000

576,000

576,000

240,000

$710,000

$568,000

$426,000

$426,000

$177,600

Source: Florida Agricultural Statistics Service



Hay

Hay Production and Value

Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (ton)

Production (ton)

Value (ton)

Crop Value

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

230,000

240,000

230,000

240,000

250,000

2.60

2.60

2.50

3.10

2.60

598,000

624,000

575,000

744,000

650,000

$90.00

$84.00

$83.00

$95.00

$85.00

$53,820,000

$52,416,000

$47,725,000

$70,680,000

$55,250,000

1992

1991

1990

1989

1988

270,000

230,000

240,000

260,000

270,000

2.80

2.90

2.30

2.30

2.40

756,000

667,000

552,000

598,000

648,000

$82.00

$86.00

$78.00

$76.00

$68.00

$61,992,000

$57,362,000

$43,056,000

$45,448,000

$44,064,000

1980

1970

1960

274,000

166,000

118,000

2.50

1.72

1.80

685,000

286,000

213,000

$65.00

$31.00

$32.50

$44,525,000

$8,866,000

$6,709,000


Hay Facts

  • About 90 percent of Florida-grown hay is utilized as livestock feed on farms in North Central and West Florida.
  • Click here to visit the "Hay Directory" website.


Wheat

Wheat Production and Value

Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (bushel)

Production (bushel)

Value (bushel)

Crop Value

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

15,000

10,000

12,000

15,000

25,000

39

38

32

42

33

585,000

380,000

384,000

630,000

825,000

$3.40

$4.40

$3.15

$2.80

$2.70

$1,989,000

$1,672,000

$1,210,000

$1,764,000

$2,228,000

1992

1991

1990

1989

1988

20,000

25,000

55,000

65,000

70,000

42

23

33

29

36

840,000

575,000

1,815,000

1,885,000

2,520,000

$3.30

$2.15

$2.80

$3.50

$3.30

$2,772,000

$1,236,000

$5,082,000

$6,598,000

$8,316,000

Source: Florida Agricultural Statistics Service



Peanuts

Peanut Production and Value

Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (pounds)

Production (pounds)

Price Per Pound

Crop Value

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

84,000

82,000

81,000

84,000

84,000

2,715

2,880

2,390

2,470

2,320

228,060,000

236,160,000

193,590,000

207,480,000

194,880,000

$0.24

$0.28

$0.27

$0.28

$0.29

$54,050,000

$66,361,000

$52,463,000

$58,302,000

$57,684,000

1992

1991

1990

1989

1988

77,000

118,000

100,000

87,000

90,000

2,630

2,370

2,340

2,470

2,500

202,510,000

279,660,000

234,000,000

214,890,000

228,600,000

$0.28

$0.26

$0.30

$0.26

$0.27

$57,918,000

$73,551,000

$70,200,000

$55,871,000

$61,493,000

1980

1970

1960

56,000

53,000

48,000

2,500

2,075

1,200

144,480,000

109,975,000

57,600,000

$0.23

$0.13

$0.09

$33,579,000

$14,295,000

$5,144,000



Leading Peanut-Producing Counties --- 1997

County

Harvested Acres

Yield (pounds)

Production Pounds

Estimated Value

Jackson

Santa Rosa

Levy

Suwannee

Marion

29,100

12,100

8,500

4,600

4,200

2,535

2,925

3,655

3,220

3,040

73,820,000

35,375,000

31,086,000

16,004,000

12,768,000

$17,717,000

$8,490,000

$7,467,000

$3,841,000

$3,064,000

Walton

Holmes

Calhoun

Columbia

Alachua

5,700

4,600

3,600

3,100

1,500

2,180

1,890

2,400

1,625

3,205

12,417,000

8,697,000

8,644,000

5,045,000

4,807,000

$2,980,000

$2,087,000

$2,075,000

$1,211,000

$1,154,000

Washington

Madison

Jefferson

Okaloosa

Gadsden

1,300

1,000

900

1,200

800

2,550

2,735

2,915

2,265

2,835

4,394,000

2,736,000

2,625,000

2,718,000

2,267,000

$1,055,000

$657,000

$630,000

$325,000

$544,000

Gilchrist 700 2,300 1,611,000 $387,000


Peanut Facts

Florida ranked sixth in the nation in peanut production in 1997 with 228 million pounds.



Soybeans

Soybean Production and Value

Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (bushel)

Production (bushel)

Value (bushel)

Crop Value

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

38,000

33,000

28,000

42,000

50,000

26

32

26

31

25

988,000

1,056,000

728,000

1,302,000

1,250,000

$7.00

$7.00

$6.50

$5.40

$6.35

$6,916,000

$7,392,000

$4,732,000

$7,031,000

$7,938,000

1992

1991

1990

1989

1988

50,000

43,000

75,000

120,000

115,000

30

27

19

22

29

1,500,000

1,161,000

1,425,000

2,640,000

3,335,000

$5.20

$5.40

$5.65

$5.45

$7.50

$7,800,000

$6,269,000

$8,051,000

$14,388,000

$25,013,000

1980

1970

1960

460,000

184,000

43,000

22

28

24

10,121,000

5,152,000

1,032,000

$7.90

$2.90

$2.00

$79,948,000

$14,938,000

$2,064,000



Leading Soybean-Producing Counties --- 1997

County

Harvested Acres

Yield (bushel)

Production (bushel)

Estimated Value

Jackson

Calhoun

Escambia

Santa Rosa

Walton

12,790

5,700

3,900

2,900

1,600

22.4

27.5

29.5

31.0

33.8

289,000

157,000

115,000

90,000

54,000

$2,023,000

$1,099,000

$805,000

$630,000

$378,000

Holmes

Jefferson

Washington

Okaloosa

Gadsden

2,400

1,300

1,700

900

700

22.1

32.3

26.0

33.3

25.7

53,000

42,000

38,000

30,000

18,000

$371,000

$294,000

$266,000

$210,000

$126,000




Pecans Production and Value

Year

Production (pound)

Value (pound)

Crop Value

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

1992

1,800,000

1,900,000

1,100,000

1,900,000

7,500,000

2,500,000

$0.73

$0.58

$0.86

$0.80

$0.46

$1.51

$1,320,000

$1,095,000

$945,000

$1,600,000

$3,460,000

$3,770,000

Source: Florida Agricultural Statistics Service



Sugarcane

Sugarcane Production and Value

Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (ton)

Production (ton)

Price Per Ton Crop Value
1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

421,000

417,000

417,000

444,000

444,000

36.9

33.1

34.6

33.6

34.1

15,535,000

13,803,000

14,445,000

14,937,000

15,152,000

$27.84

$33.45

$31.72

$30.95

$30.40

$432,632,000

$461,741,000

$458,254,000

$462,367,000

$441,165,000

1992

1991

1990

1989

1988

443,000

443,000

434,000

420,000

421,000

33.2

34.9

35.5

31.4

31.6

14,707,000

15,461,000

15,407,000

13,188,000

13,304,000

$29.80

$31.00

$31.50

$30.70

$32.60

$438,269,000

$421,461,000

$485,321,000

$404,872,000

$433,710,000

1980

1970

1960

339,200

172,000

49,200

31.2

33.5

35.0

10,592,000

5,762,000

1,722,000

$39.40

$10.85

$7.85

$417,325,000

$62,518,000

$13,518,000



Leading Sugarcane-Producing Counties --- 1997

County

Harvested Acres

Yield (ton)

Production (ton)

Price Per Ton

Estimated Value

Palm Beach

Hendry

Glades

Martin

319,000

71,000

19,000

12,000

37.1

36.3

35.7

36.5

11,843,000

2,576,000

678,000

438,000

$27.84

$27.84

$27.84

$27.84

$329,709,000

$71,716,000

$18,875,000

$12,194,000

Florida

421,000 36.9 15,535,000 $27.84 $432,632,000

Leading Sugarcane-Producing States --- 1997

State

Harvested Acres

Yield (ton)

Production (ton)

Price Per Ton

Crop Value

Florida

Louisiana

Hawaii

Texas

421,000

380,000

32,000

29,500

36.9

28.7

87.0

29.0

15,535,000

10,906,000

2,784,000

856,000

$27.84

$22.45

$38.82

$29.55

$432,632,000

$246,891,000

$108,092,000

$25,296,000

U.S.

862,500

32.9

29,224,000

$27.74

$810,911,000

Source: Florida Agricultural Statistics Service



1997 Sugarcane Crop Value

1997 U.S. Sugarcane Crop Value



Tobacco

Tobacco Production and Value

Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (pound)

Production (pound)

Value Per Pound

Crop Value

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

7,300

7,500

7,200

6,500

7,100

2,610

2,680

2,455

2,550

2,630

19,053,000

20,100,000

17,676,000

16,575,000

18,673,000

$1.72

$1.81

$1.76

$1.65

$1.64

$32,790,000

$36,341,000

$31,127,000

$27,349,000

$30,586,000

1992

1991

1990

1989

1988

7,500

6,600

6,900

6,700

6,400

2,610

2,320

2,760

2,650

2,680

19,575,000

15,312,000

19,044,000

17,755,000

17,152,000

$1.63

$1.66

$1.73

$1.67

$1.65

$31,868,000

$25,418,000

$32,946,000

$29,757,000

$28,266,000

1980

1970

1960

9,600

15,000

18,500

2,130

1,928

1,570

20,448,000

28,923,000

29,061,000

$1.45

$1.04

$0.92

$29,650,000

$30,080,000

$26,155,000



Leading Tobacco-Producing Counties --- 1997

County

Harvested Acres

Yield (pound)

Production (pound)

Estimated Value

Suwannee

Hamilton

Madison

Alachua

Columbia

1,900

1,180

870

860

720

2,670

2,600

2,660

2,760

2,715

5,072,000

3,070,000

2,316,000

2,299,000

1,954,000

$9,180,000

$5,557,000

$4,192,000

$4,161,000

$3,537,000

Lafayette

Union

Jefferson

Gilchrist

Taylor

630

190

130

170

110

3,050

2,780

3,285

2,480

2,420

1,920,000

528,000

427,000

422,000

266,000

$3,475,000

$957,000

$773,000

$764,000

$481,000

Baker

Bradford

Gadsden

100

100

100

2,630

2,490

2,340

263,000

249,000

234,000

$476,000

$451,000

$405,000

Source: Florida Agricultural Statistics Service


Tobacco Facts

  • Florida ranks No. 7 nationally in the value of tobacco with sales of $32 million in 1997.
  • North Carolina is the nations leading tobacco state, producing more than 600 million pounds, valued at about $850 million annually.


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