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Florida Agricultual Facts
  • Florida is the number two agricultural state in the Southeastern United States.
  • Florida is the second leading state in the United States in the value of its vegetable crops.
  • Florida produces 100 percent of the fresh snap beans grown in the United States during the months of January, February and March.
  • Florida farmers grow practically 100 percent of the United States' fresh tomatoes in the months of January, February and March.
  • Florida farmers lead the United States in the production of 19 major agricultural commodities: oranges, sugarcane, fresh tomatoes, grapefruit, bell peppers, sweet corn, ferns, fresh cucumbers, fresh snap beans, tangerines, tropical fish, temple oranges, fresh squash, radishes, gladioli, tangelos, eggplant, poinsettias, and house plants.
  • Florida is the United States' number two producer of fresh strawberries.
  • Florida grows 79 percent of the United States' grapefruit and nearly 54 percent of the world supply.
  • Florida is ranked second as the world's leading producer of citrus juice.
  • Florida produces 75 percent of the United States' oranges and almost 20 percent worldwide.
  • Florida is the second largest producer of orange juice in the world.
  • The primary varieties of Florida oranges are Navel, Hamlin, Pineapple Orange and Valencia.
  • Florida is the leading milk-producing state in the Southeastern United States.
  • Florida ranks 14th in the United States in the production of eggs and 16th nationally in the production of broilers.
  • Florida is ranked 1oth in the United States in the number of beef cows.
  • Florida's horse industry is world renowned for the breeding and training of Thoroughbreds.
  • Florida has produced 39 national Thoroughbred champions and 47 equine millionaires.
  • Florida ranks number two in the United States for horticulture production.
  • Florida is the second leading producer of honey in the United States.

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