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Florida Agricultural Facts 1999


Florida Farms and Acreage

Year

Number Farms

Farm Acres

Average Acres

% of State

1998**

1997*

45,000

34,799

10,600,000

10,454,217

235

300

30.5

30.3

1992

1987

1982

1978

1974

35,204

36,556

36,352

36,109

32,466

10,766,077

11,194,090

12,814,216

13,016,288

13,199,365

306

306

353

360

407

31.1

32.3

36.9

37.5

38.0

1969

1964

1959

1954

1950

35,586

40,542

45,100

57,543

56,921

14,031,998

15,411,181

15,236,521

18,161,675

16,083,536

394

384

338

316

283

40.4

44.4

43.9

52.4

46.4

1945

1940

1935

1930

61,157

62,248

72,857

58,966

13,083,501

5,337,708

6,048,403

5,026,617

214

134

83

85

37.3

24.0

17.4

14.5

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census prior to 1997,
* USDA Agriculture Census Since 1997
* *USDA Survey
  • A farm is defined as any agriculture operation that sells at least $1,000 worth of products a year.


1998 Florida Land Utilization

 
Utilization

Acres

% of State

Total State Acres

34,731,617

100.0

Farm Acres

10,600,000

30.5

Range-Pastureland

Woodland

Field Crops

Improved Pastureland

Citrus Groves

Vegetable Fields

Others

4,069,927

2,132,308

995,300

895,684

785,900

314,450

1,406,431

11.7

6.1

2.8

2.5

2.2

0.9

4.0

Commercial Forest

13,007,265

37.4

National/State Forest

3,541,747

10.1

Urban/Suburban/Industrial

7,842,560

22.5

Source: U.S. Bureau of Census;U.S. Forest Service;USDA Survey

Florida Farms and Acreage

Florida Farms and Acreage


1998 Florida Land Utilization


Florida Farmland By Counties

 

County

Number Farms

Cropland Acres

Pastureland Acres

Total Farmland

% of Total Land

Alachua

Baker

Bay

Bradford

Brevard

1,086

157

70

274

470

31,132

3,032

2,176

4,866

23,116

126,966

6,633

3,258

30,706

238,619

198,193

13,035

6,732

43,579

276,573

35.4

3.5

1.4

23.2

42.4

Broward

Calhoun

Charlotte

Citrus

Clay

347

130

209

294

211

6,569

27,223

44,577

20,661

7,863

23,805

5,266

181,571

35,091

47,211

30,897

43,799

290,340

49,192

70,834

4.0

12.1

65.4

13.2

18.4

Collier

Columbia

Dade

DeSoto

Dixie

235

600

1,576

715

155

69,212

46,268

67,550

126,633

6,371

51,877

54,016

895

189,864

25,926

277,279

97,968

83,681

322,402

33,508

21.4

19.0

6.8

79.0

7.4

Duval

Escambia

Flagler

Franklin

Gadsden

320

466

91

19

290

11,127

34,942

12,656

D

23,827

15,801

11,801

59,550

D

13,487

35,531

54,617

87,737

5,125

57,933

7.2

12.9

28.3

1.5

17.5

Gilchrist

Glades

Gulf

Hamilton

Hardee

365

189

33

256

1,045

43,552

41,361

968

25,398

1,041

32,939

314,047

1,824

25,994

257,198

78,090

380,377

3,823

66,379

345,643

35.0

76.8

1.1

20.1

84.7

Hendry

Hernando

Highlands

Hillsborough

Holmes

403

432

779

2,639

578

204,996

21,024

121,762

103,266

41,243

333,231

40,698

361,449

150,983

30,335

604,677

52,999

489,579

247,502

87,582

82.0

17.3

74.4

36.8

28.4

Indian River

Jackson

Jefferson

Lafayette

Lake

437

844

342

221

1,389

85,820

136,123

33,477

22,221

80,063

52,090

58,908

48,426

43,974

99,765

168,399

244,552

126,590

93,434

185,311

52.3

41.7

33.1

26.9

30.4

Lee

Leon

Levy

Liberty

Madison

509

243

549

47

486

34,155

16,467

68,488

1,179

54,254

89,842

10,332

95,843

4,280

46,035

129,081

67,539

157,376

7,238

131,577

25.1

15.8

22.0

1.4

29.7

Manatee

Marion

Martin

Monroe

Nassau

697

1,669

305

13

238

105,743

100,264

75,180

D

6,131

178,836

186,788

91,382

D

14,652

267,993

265,572

183,724

D

35,165

56.5

26.3

51.7

0.2

8.4

Okaloosa

Okeechobee

Orange

Osceola

Palm Beach

342

459

862

485

855

21,161

72,659

44,266

50,505

529,138

16,485

320,266

114,697

554,270

19,588

50,822

391,871

175,017

610,825

604,703

8.5

79.1

30.1

72.2

46.4

Pasco

Pinellas

Polk

Putnam

St. Johns

951

129

2,464

391

149

58,038

902

186,878

17,218

24,597

115,261

716

427,881

43,660

12,750

161,939

1,895

621,489

85,794

49,631

34.0

1.1

51.8

18.6

12.7

St. Lucie

Santa Rosa

Sarasota

Seminole

Sumter

500

438

315

344

718

136,131

59,263

18,781

6,599

54,692

84,614

18,960

117,251

30,450

135,832

227,414

87,971

128,655

37,222

183,374

62.1

13.5

35.2

18.9

52.5

Suwannee

Taylor

Union

Volusia

Wakulla

840

126

213

910

88

86,524

6,027

15,504

30,134

3,640

57,529

43,751

27,171

73,037

4,983

158,406

56,784

62,503

111,502

11,426

36.0

8.5

40.6

15.8

2.9

Walton

Washington

476

322

35,304

25,583

27,865

15,376

78,844

55,268

11.6

14.9

State

34,799

3,639,850

6,056,777

10,454,217

30.3

Source: USDA Census, 1997

Florida Farm Facts Florida Farm Facts

  • Florida has 1,862,404 acres of its 3,639,850 crop land acres under irrigation.
  • Florida farmland and buildings are valued at $23 billion, $662,538 per farm and $2,241 per acre.
  • Florida farmers paid more than $1.306 billion to contracted and hired farm workers in 1998.
  • Florida farmers spent more than 1.322 billion on feed, seed, fertilizer and pesticides in 1998.
  • Total Florida production expenses were $4.80 billion in 1998.

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