Friday, November 07, 2014

The Story Of Florida Agriculture

Florida's farmers produce 280 different commodities, employ over half a million people, generate more than $103 billion in annual economic impact and provide tax surpluses. Florida is the nation's top producer of citrus, sugar cane, winter vegetables, ornamental plants and sod, and agriculture consistently ranks second only to tourism in supporting the Florida economy,

Florida's farmers are also caretakers of the state's richly diverse environment. Farmers have been leaders in the use of reclaimed water and developing best management practices to improve water quality, minimize impacts and care for the land while producing an abundance of safe, affordable food and other products that make our lives more enjoyable.

Video courtesy University of Florida IFAS

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