Did You Know the Agriculture Industry Employs 2 Million Floridians?

By: Melissa Roberts

Why is agriculture so important to Florida? As one of the state’s top three industries, agriculture employs more than 2 million people and contributes $104 billion to Florida’s $840 billion economy each year. With more than 47,500 commercial farms, agriculture provides many of the fresh foods and crops that Floridians rely on and serves as an important economic driver for the state‚Äôs international trade and exports.

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