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Florida Agricultural Facts 1999



Farm Workers

 

Date

Paid Farm Workers

Hired by Farmers

Hired by Ag. Services

January 1999

April 1999

July 1999

67,000

63,000

48,000

55,000

54,000

45,000

12,000

9,000

3,000

October 1998

January 1998

April 1998

July 1998

53,000

67,000

70,000

50,000

47,000

51,000

57,000

45,000

6,000

16,000

13,000

5,000

January 1997

April 1997

July 1997

October 1997

82,800

73,000

44,000

50,700

67,000

60,000

40,000

45,000

15,800

13,000

4,000

5,700

January 1996

April 1996

July 1996

October 1996

61,800

60,000

46,500

51,000

47,000

50,000

43,000

45,000

14,800

10,000

3,500

6,900


Type Work and Hourly Wages

 

Date

All

Field

Livestock

Supervisor

January 1999

April 1999

July 1999

$8.31

$8.18

$8.31

$7.35

$7.40

$7.25

$7.00

$6.90

$7.30

N/A

N/A

N/A

January 1998

April 1998

July 1998

October 1998

$8.22

$7.57

$8.08

$7.82

$7.45

$6.75

$7.25

$7.10

$8.00

$7.20

$6.90

$7.30

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

January 1997

April 1997

July 1997

October 1997

$7.49

$7.19

$7.39

$7.45

$6.95

$6.71

$6.45

$6.80

$6.80

$6.30

$7.10

$6.80

$13.28

$12.23

N/A

N/A

January 1996

April 1996

July 1996

October 1996

$7.62

$7.14

$7.52

$7.34

$6.74

$6.29

$6.44

$6.34

$6.25

$7.10

$7.10

$6.65

$12.83

$13.32

$13.19

$12.37

Source: Florida Agricultural Statistics Service
 
  • In recent years, Florida farmers have found themselves short of qualified seasonal farm workers at key harvesting time. Congressional efforts are under way to find a solution to the problem that threatens the orderly harvesting of crops.

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