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Les Harrison
(850) 488-4366

Agriculture Press Release

September 17, 2002

"2002 Florida Agricultural Fast Facts Directory" now available, Bronson announces

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles H. Bronson today announced the availability of the "2002 Florida Agricultural Fast Facts Directory" which provides a statistical examination of Floridaís food, fiber and forestry industries.

The 168-page directory, published by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, combines information that previously was printed in various separate publications.

In addition to agricultural statistics and specialized data, the "Fast Facts" contains price histories and production levels of various commodities, a listing of agricultural groups and associations in Florida, agricultural news stories, and a listing of publications and producer assistance services offered by the Department.

"The directory is of interest to those involved in commerce, education and government who need information about Floridaís second-largest industry," Bronson said. "Itís a quick reference for everyone -- from teachers seeking data for school projects, to agricultural producers wishing to determine the impact of their crops and livestock on the state and the nation."

"Fast Facts" is available free upon request while supplies last. To obtain a copy, call (850) 488-9948, or email , or write to:

"2002 Agricultural Fast Facts Directory"
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, Room 435
407 Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800


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