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The Story of Florida Agriculture from Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association.

Paul Allen of RC Hatton Inc. in Pahokee, Fla., says that his successful company would not be where it is today without the leadership of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association.


Florida agriculture has a compelling story to tell. But do you know just how important agriculture is to our communities and our state … and even beyond? Please visit the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association’s webpage, Ag by the Numbers, to learn the importance of agriculture to Florida.

Florida Agriculture Fast Facts:
  • Supports 1.4 million jobs
  • Generates $100 Billion annual economic impact in Florida
  • Responsible for $3 Billion in tax revenue for local and state government
  • Florida sugar industry provides 12,300 jobs as part of 142,500 nationwide jobs that rely on a strong sugar industry
  • Florida sugar industry generates $3.3 Billion economic impact annually