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Belle Glade AREC Research Report EV-1983-1


Economic Importance of the Everglades Agricultural Area, 1981-82*


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*Prepared by Jose Alvarez, Area Economist, University of Florida, AREC
Belle Glade, with the cooperation of Extension Agents in the four Counties:
Kenneth D. Shuler (Palm Beach), Robert B. Whitty (Martin), Billy 0. Bass
(Glades), and Dallas B. Townsend (Hendry); and Jaime Garmizo, Economist,
Florida Sugar Cane League.


January, 1983








Explanatory Notes

Acreage:

Lettuce figures include Bibb, Boston, Iceburg, Leaf and Romain lettuce.
Radishes acreage reflects the fact that the same field produces more
than one crop in a season.
-Sweet corn includes both yellow and white corn. Acreage is the total
for fall, winter, and spring crops.
Field corn and rice are generally grown on sugarcane land fallowed

during the spring and summer.

Production:

Although these commodities are sold by different units of weight (e.g.,
bushels, crates, cartons, etc.), all were converted to hundredweights (cwt.)
for comparison purposes. Most conversion factors are those used by the
Florida Crop and Livestock Reporting Service.

Value:

The total value of these commodities was about $600 million. If sales
by the agribusinesses supplying inputs and services for these commodities
were added, and if the multiplier effect were considered (in terms of other
income and employment generated by these commodities), the economic impor-
tance of the Everglades Agricultural Area would emerge even larger than the
numbers shown in the table.




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ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF THE EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA


1981-82


COMMODITY


Vegetables
Beans
Cabbage
Carrots
Celery
Chinese Cabbage
Endive
Escarole
Lettuce
Parsley
Peppers
Radishes
Sweet Corn
Miscellaneous

Citrus
Watermelons
Sod
Field Corn
Rice
Cattle (Beef and Dairy)
Horses
Sugarcane
Sugar
Molasses


ACREAGE


167
400
1,800
8,800
1,000
2,600
2,500
14,200
1,600
300
30,200
21,750


2,750
250
14,260
7,600
7,540


3,000
348,863


PRODUCTION
(CWT)


6,276
90,152
39,677
2,132,480
80,542
23,786
151,509
1,107,345
56,657
56,250
569,900
2,052,343


855,000
62,500


509,954
247,603




19,260,920


TOTAL


VALUE


$ 200,288
1,248,407
1,534,683
25,356,043
896,253
4,190,419
3,689,200
21,346,371
1,894,802
1,039,500
20,728,755
25,230,739
1,014,600

4,000,000
375,000
26,901,750
2,914,022
2,627,946
7,151,930
2,300,000


421,996,000
20,200,000

$ 596,836,708