Florida

State Quick Facts

Population
21,477,737

Total State GDP
 $1,093,350,700,000

State Land Area (Acres)
34,320,000

Land in Forest
49%

Land in Farms
28%

Number of Farms
47,400

Average Farm Size (acres)
205

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
$5,950

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
 $7,322,334,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
 $5,723,879,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
 $1,598,455,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Miscellaneous Crops
$1,414,619,000

Floriculture
$950,658,000

Oranges
$701,855,000

Sugarcane for Sugar and Seed
$623,193,000

Cattle and Calves
 $507,755,000

Top Ag. Exports

Other Plant Products
 $1,733,359,392

Fruits, Fresh
 $284,012,997

Vegetables, Processed
$255,987,365

Fruits, Processed
$242,872,893

Vegetables, Fresh
$152,408,278

Florida Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, Florida generated around $7.3 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being miscellaneous crops, oranges, and floriculture. That same year, the value of Florida’s agricultural production and processing industries represented 1.7 percent of total state GDP. Some of the dollars generated by these industries end up being re-spent within the local economy, bringing additional value to the state through “multiplier effects.” Economic impact and contribution studies measure these effects, which can be broken down into direct, indirect, and induced economic effects.

Websites, reports, fact sheets, and articles related to the economic impacts and contributions of Florida’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below.

Websites:

Information related to Florida’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found by visiting the following website(s):

Contribution and Impact Research Documents:

The following are current and historical studies, fact sheets, and articles related to Alabama’s food, fiber, and forest industries.  These can be viewed and/or downloaded by clicking the images or links below:

2020- Fact Sheet- Feeding the Economy, 2019
2018 – Fact Sheet – The Animal Feed and Pet Food Manufacturing Industry is Crucial to American Agriculture, Economy
2017 – Report – Economic Contribution of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Food Industries in Florida in 2015
2017 – Report – Economic Contributions of the Forest Industry and Forest-base Recreation in Florida in 2016: Executive Summary
2017 – Report – Economic Contributions of the Forest Industry and Forest-based Recreation in Florida in 2016
2017 – Fact Sheet – AFPA State Industry Economic Impact
2017 – Fact Sheet – Economic Contributions of the Forest Industry and Forest-based Recreation in Florida in 2016
2017 – Fact Sheet – Florida Forest Industry: 2016 Economic Contributions
2016 – Report – Economic Analysis of Animal Agriculture 2005-2015
2016 – Report – Economic Contribution of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Food Industries in Florida in 2014
  2016 – Fact Sheet – Florida Forestry Economic Highlights
  2016 – Booklet – Florida Agriculture Facts Booklet
2015 – Report – Economic Contribution of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Food Industries in Florida in 2013
  2015 – Fact Sheet – Economic Contributions of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Food Industries in Florida Counties
2015 – Fact Sheet – AFPA State Industry Economic Impact
2014 – Fact Sheet – Florida Forestry Economic Highlights
2013 – Report – Economic Contributions of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Industries in Florida for 2013
2012 – Report – Economic Contributions of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Industries in Florida for 2012
2012 – Fact Sheet – AFPA State Industry Economic Impact
2012 – Highlights – Florida Economic Highlights
2011 – Report – Economic Contributions of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Industries in Florida in 2011
2010 – Report – Economic Contributions of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Industries in Florida Counties
2010 – Report – Economic Contributions of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Industries in Florida for 2010
2009 – Report – Economic Contributions of Florida’s Agricultural, Natural Resource, Food and Kindred Product Manufacturing and Distribution, and Service Industries in 2008
2009 – Report – Economic Contributions of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Industries in Florida in 2009
2006 – Report – The Economic Impact of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Volusia County, Florida 2006

 

*As of 2018, no standard methodology exists for producing economic impact or economic contribution reports.  Please exercise caution when viewing and comparing reports as each may vary significantly in terms of source data and analysis and reporting methodology.