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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 487-8000

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

Pasco County

Located in Central West Florida

Pasco County
  Volume
(Acres, Head)
Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
Seafood
Finfish-Pounds (5) 257,706 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Invertebrates-Pounds (5) 41,967 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Food Shrimp-Pounds (5) 35,007 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Bait Shrimp-Pounds (5) 113,099 harvesting harvesting harvesting harvesting
Apiculture
Bee Colonies (1) 3,084 active active active active
Citrus
Grapefruit (3) 145 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Oranges (3) 9,149 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Tangeloes, tangerines,
lemons, etc. (3)
537 harvest harvest fruit set harvest
Field Crops
Forage (1) 8,549 semi-dormant grow grow/mow grow/mow
Fruit, Nuts and Melons
Blueberries (1) 21 fruit set harvest growing dormant
Grapes (1) 26 growing fruit set harvest dormant
Horticulture
Acres in open (1) 1,522 in production in production in production in production
Greenhouses/sq ft (1) 1,469,373 in production in production in production in production
Livestock
Beef Cattle/Calves (4) 43,900 over-winter calving grow grow
Dairy Cattle (4) 3,100 in production in production in production in production
Goats (1) 680 over-winter kidding grow grow
Horses/Ponies (1) 2,273 over-winter foal grow grow
Poultry-Layers(1) 221 in production in production in production in production
Sheep (1) 888 over-winter lambing grow grow
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 Pasco County, contact:

Farm Service Agency
San Antonio
Marcinda Wolthuis, County Executive Director
Phone: (352) 588-5211
Fax: (352) 588-5472
Email:
Web: offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=action/1/CountyText/32/countyLink

Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service
Phone: (352) 521-4288
Phone: (727) 847-8177
Fax: (352) 523-1921
Web: pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/

East Office - Dade City
Phone: (813) 996-7341 ext 4288

West Office - New Port Richey
Phone: (813) 996-7341 ext 8177

Plant City State Farmers’ Market
Plant City
Zechariah Henderson, Regional Market Supervisor
Cindy Suszko, Senior Market Manager
Phone: (813) 757-9027
Fax: (813) 757-9030
Email:

Pasco County Farm Bureau
Dade City
Phone: (352) 567-5641
Fax: (352) 567-9638
Web: www.floridafarmbureau.org/county_farm_bureau/Pasco

Pasco Soil And Water Conservation District
New Port Richey
Phone: (727) 847-8008
Fax: (727) 847-8980

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

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

Gulf Citrus Growers Association
LaBelle
Phone: (863) 675-2180
Fax: (863) 675-8087
Email:
Web: www.gulfcitrus.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 Blueberry Growers Association
Gainesville
Phone: (352) 392-4711
Fax: (352) 393-1928
Email:
Web: www.floridablueberrygrowers.com/index.html

Florida Grape Growers Association
Lake Wales
Phone: (863) 678-0523
Fax: (863) 678-0609
Web: www.fgga.org

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 Holstein Association
Sparr
Phone: (352) 629-4734
Fax: (352) 629-3617

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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