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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 487-8000

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Charles H. Bronson, Commissioner

Citrus County

Located in Central West Florida

Citrus County
  Volume
(Acres, Head)
Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
Seafood
Finfish-Pounds (5) 1,128,929 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Invertebrates-Pounds (5) 1,307,806 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Food Shrimp-Pounds (5) 113,112 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Bait Shrimp-Pounds (5) 403,052 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Apiculture
Bee Colonies (1) 875 dormant active active active
Citrus
Grapefruit (3) 20 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Oranges (3) 114 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Tangeloes, tangerines,
lemons, etc. (3)
12 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Field Crops
Forage (1) 3,474 dormant grow mow/grow mow/grow
Horticulture
Acres in open (1) 67 in production in production in production in production
Greenhouses/sq ft (1) 309,360 in production in production in production in production
Livestock
Beef Cattle/Calves (4) 8,000 over-winter calving growing growing
Goats (1) 716 over-winter kidding growing growing
Horses/Ponies (1) 1,275 over-winter foaling growing growing
Poultry-Layers (1) 1,094 in production in production in production in production
Sources:
(1) 2002 Census of Agriculture
(2) 2005 USDA NASS Quick Stats
(3) 2004 USDA NASS Quick Stats
(4) 2006 USDA NASS Quick Stats
(5) Average harvest 2002-2004, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

For general info about agriculture in Citrus County, contact:

Farm Service Agency
Bushnell
Laura Langford, County Executive Director
Phone: (352) 793-2651
Fax: (352) 793-2089
Email:
Web: offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=action/1/CountyText/8/countyLink

Citrus County Cooperative Extension Service
Lecanto
Phone: (352) 527-5700
Fax: (352) 527-5749
Email:
Web: www.bocc.citrus.fl.us/commserv/extension/extension_services.htm

Citrus County Farm Bureau
Brooksville
Phone: (352) 796-2526
Fax: (352) 754-9580
Web: www.floridafarmbureau.org/county_farm_bureau/Citrus

Citrus Soil And Water Conservation District (Nature Coast)
Springhill
Phone: (352) 686-8664

For info about specific crops grown in Citrus County, contact:

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Tallahassee
Phone: (850) 488-4676
Web: floridaconservation.org/

Citrus Grower Associates, Inc.
Lakeland
Phone: (863) 665-0709
Fax: (863) 667-3787

Florida Citrus Mutual
Lakeland
Phone: (863) 682-1111
Fax: (863) 682-1074
Web: flcitrusmutual.com/content/

Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association
Orlando
Phone: (407) 295-7994
Fax: (407) 295-1619
Email:
Web: www.fngla.org

Florida Association of Livestock Markets
Kissimmee
Phone: (407) 846-4557
Fax: (407) 933-8209

Florida Cattlemen’s Association
Kissimmee
Phone: (407) 846-6221
Fax: (407) 933-8209
Email:
Web: www.floridacattlemen.org/

Florida Dairy Goat Association
Tallahassee
Phone: (850) 421-4452
Fax: (850) 421-4452
Web: fdga.org/

Florida Meat Goat Association
Lake Butler
Phone: (386) 496-3166
Fax: (386) 496-4455

Florida Poultry Federation
Tampa
Phone: (813) 628-4551
Fax: (813) 620-4008
Email:

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