2018 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 Florida
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: May/21/2019

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation204
Farm Operations - Number of Operations47,500
Farm Operations - Acres Operated9,700,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )914,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )116,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )1,680,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )50,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )8,500
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2018 )13,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head19,842
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb2,381,000,000
County outlines for FLORIDA

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
Sorted by Value of Production in Dollars
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
ORANGES
ORANGES361,800124 BOXES / ACRE13.63 $ / BOX, PHD EQUIV612,755,000
ORANGES, PROCESSING12.95 $ / BOX, PHD EQUIV546,480,000
ORANGES, FRESH MARKET24 $ / BOX, PHD EQUIV66,275,000
ORANGES, UTILIZED2,028,000 TONS
TOMATOES
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN29,00027,000280 CWT / ACRE7,560,000 CWT336,496,000
TOMATOES49.7 $ / CWT
TOMATOES, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, UTILIZED6,766,200 CWT
TOMATOES, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, FRESH MARKET(D)
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, PROCESSING(D)
STRAWBERRIES
STRAWBERRIES9,9009,800250 CWT / ACRE2,450,000 CWT115 $ / CWT281,750,000
STRAWBERRIES, FRESH MARKET115 $ / CWT281,750,000
STRAWBERRIES, UTILIZED2,450,000 CWT
PEPPERS
PEPPERS, BELL12,40011,900300 CWT / ACRE3,570,000 CWT50.6 $ / CWT180,642,000
PEPPERS, BELL, FRESH MARKET50.6 $ / CWT180,642,000
PEPPERS, BELL, UTILIZED3,570,000 CWT
MELONS
MELONS, WATERMELON, FRESH MARKET20 $ / CWT160,866,000
MELONS, WATERMELON22,60022,500360 CWT / ACRE8,100,000 CWT20 $ / CWT160,866,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP, UTILIZED(D) CWT
MELONS, WATERMELON, UTILIZED8,043,300 CWT
MELONS, CANTALOUP(D)(D)(D) CWT / ACRE(D) CWT(D) $ / CWT(D)
MELONS, CANTALOUP, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
MELONS, CANTALOUP, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
SWEET CORN
SWEET CORN42,00039,700120 CWT / ACRE4,764,000 CWT30 $ / CWT142,920,000
SWEET CORN, FRESH MARKET30 $ / CWT142,920,000
SWEET CORN, UTILIZED4,764,000 CWT
HAY
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)280,0003.1 TONS / ACRE868,000 TONS153 $ / TON132,804,000
HAY280,0003.1 TONS / ACRE868,000 TONS153 $ / TON132,804,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE132,804,000
CUCUMBERS
CUCUMBERS25,00024,900170 CWT / ACRE4,233,000 CWT28 $ / CWT118,524,000
CUCUMBERS, UTILIZED4,233,000 CWT
CUCUMBERS, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
CUCUMBERS, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
PEANUTS
PEANUTS155,000140,0003,600 LB / ACRE504,000,000 LB0.214 $ / LB107,856,000
POTATOES
POTATOES22,00020,800265 CWT / ACRE5,512,000 CWT16.3 $ / CWT89,846,000
GRAPEFRUIT
GRAPEFRUIT29,800130 BOXES / ACRE19.83 $ / BOX, PHD EQUIV76,945,000
GRAPEFRUIT, FRESH MARKET27.56 $ / BOX, PHD EQUIV48,057,000
GRAPEFRUIT, PROCESSING13.52 $ / BOX, PHD EQUIV28,888,000
GRAPEFRUIT, UTILIZED165,000 TONS
BEANS
BEANS, SNAP33,00031,50050 CWT / ACRE1,575,000 CWT42.8 $ / CWT67,000,000
BEANS, SNAP, FRESH MARKET55.1 $ / CWT59,795,000
BEANS, SNAP, PROCESSING299 $ / TON7,205,000
BEANS, SNAP, UTILIZED1,567,100 CWT
CABBAGE
CABBAGE9,3008,900360 CWT / ACRE3,204,000 CWT19.8 $ / CWT62,806,000
CABBAGE, FRESH MARKET19.8 $ / CWT62,806,000
CABBAGE, UTILIZED3,172,000 CWT
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND117,00093,000532 LB / ACRE103,000 480 LB BALES0.782 $ / LB45,043,000
COTTON, COTTONSEED27,000 TONS110 $ / TON3,740,000
COTTON117,00093,000532 LB / ACRE103,000 480 LB BALES
CORN
CORN, GRAIN65,000157 BU / ACRE10,205,000 BU4.2 $ / BU42,861,000
CORN100,000
CORN, SILAGE30,00021 TONS / ACRE630,000 TONS
SWEET POTATOES
SWEET POTATOES6,5005,800140 CWT / ACRE812,000 CWT41.9 $ / CWT34,023,000
TANGERINES
TANGERINES9,30081 BOXES / ACRE27.4 $ / BOX, PHD EQUIV20,547,000
TANGERINES, FRESH MARKET37.2 $ / BOX, PHD EQUIV18,079,000
TANGERINES, PROCESSING9.35 $ / BOX, PHD EQUIV2,468,000
TANGERINES, UTILIZED36,000 TONS
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS18,00012,00038 BU / ACRE456,000 BU8.1 $ / BU3,694,000
WHEAT
WHEAT15,00010,00036 BU / ACRE360,000 BU4.15 $ / BU1,494,000
WHEAT, WINTER15,00010,00036 BU / ACRE360,000 BU4.15 $ / BU1,494,000
SQUASH
SQUASH, UTILIZED(D) CWT
SQUASH(D)(D)(D) CWT / ACRE(D) CWT(D) $ / CWT(D)
SQUASH, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
SQUASH, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
SUGARCANE
SUGARCANE, SEED15,30045.8 TONS / ACRE701,000 TONS
SUGARCANE, SUGAR397,00041.7 TONS / ACRE16,555,000 TONS
SUGARCANE, SUGAR & SEED412,30041.9 TONS / ACRE17,256,000 TONS
(NA) Not Available
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations
(S) Insufficient number of reports to establish an estimate
(X) Not Applicable
(Z) Less than half the rounding unit
Census State Profile: Florida
Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold7,701,5322150
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 5,969,3991350
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products1,732,1333050
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas75,1774150
Tobacco1,4111319
Cotton and cottonseed73,2561317
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes1,348,961250
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries1,847,805350
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod1,716,531250
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops3,2731349
Other crops and hay902,985650
Poultry and eggs378,4532550
Cattle and calves531,8692850
Milk from cows508,8471750
Hogs and pigs2,1583850
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk4,9783550
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys162,322250
Aquaculture88,463650
Other animals and other animal products55,043850
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Oranges, all465,00117
Sugarcane for sugar401,49114
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop398,2313650
Vegetables harvested, all251,011550
Valencia oranges243,15016
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Broilers and other meat-type chickens11,031,6562050
Layers9,386,6111350
Cattle and calves1,675,3231750
Pullets for laying flock replacement1,644,4721950
Quail339,734749
Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,00016,363
   $1,000 to $2,4994,900
   $2,500 to $4,9994,980
   $5,000 to $9,9995,125
   $10,000 to $19,9994,421
   $20,000 to $24,9991,265
   $25,000 to $39,9992,102
   $40,000 to $49,999896
   $50,000 to $99,9992,464
   $100,000 to $249,9992,033
   $250,000 to $499,9991,166
   $500,000 or more2,025
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)6,484,515
   Average per farm ($)135,830
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)1,498,196
   Average per farm ($)31,382
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming22,902
   Other24,838
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male37,745
   Female9,995
  
Average age of principal operator59.8
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native618
   Asian1,310
   Black or African American1,980
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander85
   White68,753
   More than one race409
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 26,668
Note: See "Census of Agriculture, Volume 1, Geographic Area Series" for complete footnotes, explanations, definitions, and methodology.
   1 Universe is number of states in U.S. with item.
   2 Data were collected for a maximum of three operators per farm.
  (D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.
   - Represents zero.