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Increased production and value for sugarcane and potatoes more than offset a disastrous year for corn, cotton, and soybeans in North Florida where the three crops suffered a combined 74.9 percent loss in production due to the drought; and a 62.5 percent drop in sales.




Field Crop Production and Value

Year

Harvested Acres

Production (ton)

Crop Value

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

995,300

1,016,400

1,044,000

1,007,100

1,025,000

19,218,161

16,921,481

15,887,074

15,786,631

16,564,273

$780,862,000

$649,387,000

$830,621,000

$745,880,000

$798,069,000

1993

1992

1991

1990

1989

1,031,900

1,112,100

982,000

1,016,000

1,064,000

16,237,510

16,857,863

16,234,404

16,342,902

14,210,796

$763,726,000

$786,635,000

$694,502,000

$597,055,000

$598,211,000

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 --- 1998
 

Crop

Harvested Acres

Production (tons)

Crop Value

Sugarcane

Potatoes

Hay

Peanuts

Tobacco

447,000

42,500

230,000

90,000

6,800

17,925,000

439,900

575,000

116,550

8,551

$472,303,000

$128,329,000

$58,650,000

$57,343,000

$29,022,000

Cotton

Corn (grain)

Soybeans

Wheat

Pecans

80,000

55,000

30,000

13,000

--------

19,560

95,480

20,700

16,770

650

$21,203,000

$7,843,000

$3,726,000

$1,398,000

$1,045,000

Total

995,300

19,218,161

$780,862,000

Source: Florida Agricultural Statistics Service
Corn

Corn (Grain) Production and Value

Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (bushel)

Production (bushel)

Value (bushel)

Crop Value

1998**

1997*

1996

1995*

1994

55,000

75,000

112,000

60,000

80,000

62

80

88

90

85

3,410,000

6,000,000

9,856,000

5,400,000

6,800,000

$2.30

$2.90

$3.80

$3.20

$2.40

$7,843,000

$17,400,000

$37,453,000

$17,280,000

$16,320,000

1993

1992

1991

1990

1989

100,000

110,000

75,000

75,000

80,000

65

75

68

71

74

6,500,000

8,250,000

5,100,000

5,325,000

5,920,000

$2.55

$2.30

$2.60

$2.70

$2.30

$16,575,000

$18,975,000

$13,260,000

$14,378,000

$13,616,000

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

** Drought damaged crops * Storm damaged crops

Leading Grain Corn-Producing Counties --- 1998

County

Harvested Acres

Yield  (bushel)

Production (bushel)

Estimated Value

Jackson

Hamilton

Madison

Suwanee

Escambia

Alachua

Gilchrist

Jefferson

Washington

Columbia

Manatee

Holmes

Gadsden

Union

Calhoun

Marion

St. Johns

Walton

Leon

Okaloosa

Santa Rosa

Levy

11,900

4,800

4,900

4,300

2,900

3,000

2,800

2,200

1,900

1,900

700

1,100

800

1,000

900

700

800

700

700

600

600

600

74

68

58

62

68

51

51

52

60

55

90

54

64

50

56

64

49

54

53

55

52

50

876,000

327,000

284,000

267,000

197,000

152,000

142,000

115,000

114,000

105,000

63,000

59,000

51,000

50,000

50,000

45,000

39,000

38,000

37,000

33,000

31,000

30,000

$2,015,000

$752,000

$653,000

$614,000

$453,000

$350,000

$327,000

$264,000

$262,000

$241,000

$145,000

$135,000

$117,000

$115,000

$115,000

$104,000

$90,000

$87,000

$85,000

$76,000

$71,000

$69,000

Source: Florida Agricultural Statistics Services

Cotton

Cotton Production and Value
 

Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (pound)

Production (pound)

Value (pound)

Crop Value

1998**

1997*

1996

1995*

1994

80,000

99,000

98,200

109,000

68,000

489

577

637

472

735

39,120,000

57,168,000

62,592,000

51,456,000

49,968,000

$0.54

$0.65

$0.68

$0.80

$0.73

$21,203,000

$37,388,000

$42,938,000

$41,165,000

$36,077,000

1993

1992

1991

1990

1989

53,500

49,500

49,000

36,000

25,000

696

701

719

640

557

37,236,000

34,699,000

36,600,000

23,040,000

13,925,000

$0.57

$0.56

$0.55

$0.68

$0.65

$21,231,000

$19,469,000

$17,519,000

$15,667,000

$9,048,000

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
** Drought damaged crop

Leading Cotton-Producing Counties -- 1998
 

County

Harvested Acres

Yield (pound)

Production (pound)

Estimated Value

Santa Rosa

Jackson

Escambia

Calhoun

Walton

24,900

15,100

13,700

5,800

4,100

503

556

441

480

468

12,525,000

8,396,000

6,042,000

2,784,000

1,919,000

$6,764,000

$4,534,000

$3,263,000

$1,503,000

$1,036,000

Holmes

Okaloosa

Jefferson

Hamilton

2,800

2,900

2,200

1,900

480

447

415

480

1,344,000

1,296,000

913,000

912,000

$725,000

$700,000

$493,000

$492,000

Madison

Washington

Columbia

1,800

700

300

427

480

480

769,000

336,000

144,000

$415,000

$181,000

$78,000

Source: Florida Agricultural Statistics Service

Hay

Hay Production and Value

Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (ton)

Production (ton)

Value (ton)

Crop Value

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

230,000

230,000

240,000

230,000

240,000

2.50

2.60

2.60

2.50

3.10

575,000

650,000

624,000

575,000

744,000

$102.00

$86.00

$84.00

$83.00

$95.00

$58,650,000

$55,900,000

$52,416,000

$47,725,000

$70,680,000

1993

1992

1991

1990

1989

250,000

270,000

230,000

240,000

260,000

2.60

2.80

2.90

2.30

2.30

650,000

756,000

667,000

552,000

598,000

$85.00

$82.00

$86.00

$78.00

$76.00

$55,250,000

$61,992,000

$57,362,000

$43,056,000

$45,448,000

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.
  • Visit the Hay Directory website


Wheat

Wheat Production and Value
 

Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (bushel)

Production (bushel)

Value (bushel)

Crop Value

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

13,000

17,000

10,000

12,000

15,000

43

39

38

32

42

559,000

663,000

380,000

384,000

630,000

$2.50

$3.40

$4.40

$3.15

$2.80

$1,398,000

$2,254,000

$1,672,000

$1,210,000

$1,764,000

1993

1992

1991

1990

1989

25,000

20,000

25,000

55,000

65,000

33

42

23

33

29

825,000

840,000

575,000

1,815,000

1,885,000

$2.70

$3.30

$2.15

$2.80

$3.50

$2,228,000

$2,772,000

$1,236,000

$5,082,000

$6,598,000

Source: Florida Agricultural Statistics Service

Peanuts

Peanut Production and Value

Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (pounds)

Production (pounds)

Price Per Pound

Crop Value

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

90,000

84,000

82,000

81,000

84,000

2,590

2,715

2,880

2,390

2,470

233,100,000

228,060,000

236,160,000

193,590,000

207,480,000

$0.25

$0.28

$0.28

$0.27

$0.28

$57,343,000

$63,857,000

$66,361,000

$52,463,000

$58,302,000

1993

1992

1991

1990

1989

84,000

77,000

118,000

100,000

87,000

2,320

2,630

2,370

2,340

2,470

194,880,000

202,510,000

279,660,000

234,000,000

214,890,000

$0.29

$0.28

$0.26

$0.30

$0.26

$57,684,000

$57,918,000

$73,551,000

$70,200,000

$55,871,000

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 --- 1998
 

County

Harvested Acres

Yield (pounds)

Production Pounds

Estimated Value

Jackson

Santa Rosa

Suwanee

Levy

Calhoun

30,100

13,500

5,300

4,600

3,900

2,615

2,955

2,775

2,910

2,945

78,712,000

39,893,000

14,443,000

13,386,000

11,486,000

$19,678,000

$9,973,000

$3,611,000

$3,347,000

$2,871,000

Marion

Holmes

Walton

Alachua

Columbia

4,600

4,500

3,800

2,600

3,900

2,135

2,000

2,175

2,525

1,205

9,821,000

9,000,000

8,265,000

6,565,000

4,700,000

$2,455,000

$2,250,000

$2,066,000

$1,647,000

$1,175,000

Washington

Okaloosa

Jefferson

Madison

Gilchrist

Gadsden

1,600

1,600

800

700

900

700

2,885

2,485

3,025

3,405

2,180

1,715

4,616,000

3,976,000

2,420,000

2,384,000

1,962,000

1,200,000

$1,154,000

$994,000

$605,000

$600,000

$491,000

$300,000


Peanut Facts Peanut Facts

  • Florida ranked fifth in the nation in peanut production in 1998 with 233 million pounds.

 


Soybeans

Soybean Production and Value

 

Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (bushel)

Production (bushel)

Value (bushel)

Crop Value

1998**

1997

1996

1995*

1994

30,000

45,000

33,000

28,000

42,000

23

25

32

26

31

690,000

1,125,000

1,056,000

728,000

1,302,000

$5.40

$7.00

$7.00

$6.50

$5.40

$3,726,000

$7,875,000

$7,392,000

$4,732,000

$7,031,000

1993

1992

1991

1990

1989

50,000

50,000

43,000

75,000

120,000

25

30

27

19

22

1,250,000

1,500,000

1,161,000

1,425,000

2,640,000

$6.35

$5.20

$5.40

$5.65

$5.45

$7,938,000

$7,800,000

$6,269,000

$8,051,000

$14,388,000

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

* Storm damaged crop ** Drought damaged crop

Leading Soybean-Producing Counties --- 1998

County

Harvested Acres

Yield (bushel)

Production (bushel)

Estimated Value

Jackson

Calhoun

Escambia

Washington

Walton

8,300

3,800

4,200

1,600

1,200

24.7

25.8

21.7

25.6

21.7

205,000

98,000

91,000

41,000

26,000

$1,107,000

$529,000

$492,000

$221,000

$141,000

Santa Rosa

Holmes

Jefferson

Gadsden

Okaloosa

1,500

1,400

1,400

800

500

16.0

16.4

15.0

22.5

24.0

24,000

23,000

21,000

18,000

18,000

$130,000

$124,000

$113,000

$97,000

$65,000


Pecans Production and Value

Year

Production (pound)

Value (pound)

Crop Value

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

1,300,000

1,800,000

1,900,000

1,100,000

1,900,000

$0.80

$0.73

$0.58

$0.86

$0.80

$1,045,000

$1,320,000

$1,095,000

$945,000

$1,600,000

Source: Florida Agricultural Statistics Service

Sugarcane

Sugarcane Production and Value
 

Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (ton)

Production (ton)

Price Per Ton

Crop Value

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

447,000

440,000

438,000

437,000

444,000

40.1

36.9

33.1

34.6

33.6

17,925,000

16,236,000

14,498,000

15,122,000

14,937,000

$26.34

$28.74

$29.40

$30.60

$30.40

$472,303,000

$465,950,000

$426,241,000

$462,730,000

$457,010,000

1993

1992

1991

1990

1989

444,000

443,000

443,000

434,000

420,000

34.1

33.2

34.9

35.5

31.4

15,152,000

14,707,000

15,461,000

15,407,000

13,188,000

$30.40

$29.80

$31.00

$31.50

$30.70

$460,620,000

$438,269,000

$479,291,000

$485,321,000

$404,872,000

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 --- 1998
County

Harvested Acres

Yield (ton)

Production (ton)

Price Per Ton

Estimated Value

Palm Beach

Hendry

Glades

356,000

71,000

19,000

40.3

36.3

35.7

14,333,000

2,008,000

542,000

$26.34

$26.34

$26.34

$377,531,000

$52,890,000

$14,276,000

Florida

447,000

40.1

17,925,000



Leading Sugarcane-Producing States --- 1998

State

Harvested Acres

Yield (ton)

Production (ton)

Price Per Ton

Crop Value

Florida

Louisiana

Hawaii

Texas

447,000

400,000

31,800

29,000

40.1

29.0

85.0

30.0

17,925,000

11,600,000

2,719,000

960,000

$26.34

$24.82

$35.99

$27.40

$472,302,000

$287,912,000

$97,856,000

$26,304,000

U.S.

907,800

35.7

33,204,000

$28.63

$884,375,000

Source: Florida Agricultural Statistics Service


1998 Sugarcane Crop Value

1998 Sugarcane Crop Value

Florida Raw Sugar Production

Crop Year

Harvested Acres For Sugar

Production Per Acre (Tons)

Raw Sugar Production (Tons)

Molasses Production (Gallons)

1998-99

1997-98

1996-97

1995-96

426,400

421,100

417,000

417,200

4.99

4.57

4.03

4.25

2,127,000

1,923,000

1,679,000

1,771,000

109,573,000

101,377,000

89,937,000

94,882,000

1994-95

1993-94

1992-93

1991-92

422,500

425,200

427,200

418,600

4.08

4.16

4.02

4.29

1,725,000

1,770,000

1,710,000

1,833,000

93,658,000

98,632,000

93,686,000

101,441,000

1990-91

1989-90

1984-85

1979-80

418,600

404,900

371,800

316,800

4.31

3.46

3.80

3.30

1,806,000

1,399,000

1,412,000

1,047,000

104,131,000

100,042,000

85,409,000

68,394,000



Tobacco

Tobacco Production and Value
 

Year

Harvested Acres

Yield (pound)

Production (pound)

Value Per Pound

Crop Value

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

6,800

7,300

7,500

7,200

6,500

2,515

2,610

2,680

2,455

2,550

17,102,000

19,053,000

20,100,000

17,676,000

16,575,000

$1.70

$1.72

$1.81

$1.76

$1.65

$29,022,000

$32,790,000

$36,341,000

$31,127,000

$27,349,000

1993

1992

1991

1990

1989

7,100

7,500

6,600

6,900

6,700

2,630

2,610

2,320

2,760

2,650

18,673,000

19,575,000

15,312,000

19,044,000

17,755,000

$1.64

$1.63

$1.66

$1.73

$1.67

$30,586,000

$31,868,000

$25,418,000

$32,946,000

$29,757,000

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 --- 1998
 

County

Harvested Acres

Yield (pound)

Production (pound)

Estimated Value

Suwannee

Alachua

Hamilton

Columbia

Lafayette

1,590

950

990

630

530

2,530

2,570

2,290

2,860

3,200

4,023,000

2,441,000

2,267,000

1,802,000

1,696,000

$6,839,000

$4,151,000

$3,854,000

$3,063,000

$2,883,000

Madison

Jefferson

Union

Gilchrist

Baker

690

300

200

150

130

2,290

2,360

2,560

2,060

2,280

1,580,000

708,000

512,000

309,000

296,000

$2,686,000

$1,204,000

$870,000

$525,000

$504,000

Bradford

Gadsden

100

100

1,975

1,890

198,000

189,000

$336,000

$321,000

Source: Florida Agricultural Statistics Service

Tobacco Facts

  • Florida ranks No. 7 nationally in the value of tobacco with sales of $29 million in 1998.
  • North Carolina is the nations leading tobacco state, producing more than 600 million pounds, valued at about $850 million annually.


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