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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

Union County

Located in North Central Florida

Union County
  Volume
(Acres, Head)
Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec
Apiculture
Bee Colonies (1) 120 dormant active active active
Field Crops
Forage (1) 3,380 dormant growing mow/grow mow/grow
Tobacco (2) 150   plant growing harvest
Fruit, Nuts and Melons
Watermelon (1) 252 plant harvest    
Livestock
Beef Cattle/Calves (4) 8,000 over-winter calving growing growing
Horses/Ponies (1) 307 over-winter foaling growing growing
Vegetables
Cucumbers (1) 390 plant harvest    
Snap Beans (1) 454 plant harvest    
Squash (1) 181 plant harvest    
Sweet Corn (1) 149 plant harvest    
Sources:
(1) 2002 Census of Agriculture
(2) 2005 USDA NASS Quick Stats
(3) 2004 USDA NASS Quick Stats
(4) 2006 USDA NASS Quick Stats

For general info about agriculture in Union County, contact:

Farm Service Agency
Lake City
Mark Carlton, County Executive Director
Phone: (386) 752-8447
Fax: (386) 752-8278
Email:
Web: offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?service=action/1/CountyText/3e/countyLink

Union County Cooperative Extension Service
Lake Butler
Phone: (386) 496-2321
Fax: (386) 496-1111
Email:
Web: union.ifas.ufl.edu/

Union County Farm Bureau
Lake Butler
Phone: (386) 496-2171
Fax: (386) 496-4296
Web: www.floridafarmbureau.org/county_farm_bureau/Union

Union Soil And Water Conservation District
Lake Butler
Phone: (904) 259-2716

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

Florida Watermelon Association
Immokalee
Phone: (239) 658-1442
Fax: (239) 658-1448
Web: www.flfwa.com

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

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

Florida Sweet Corn Exchange
Maitland
Phone: (321) 214-5200
Fax: (321) 214-0210
Email:
Web: www.freshsupersweetcorn.com

Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association
Maitland
Phone: (321) 214-5200
Fax: (321) 214-0210
Email:
Web: www.ffva.com/

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