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Belle Glade AREC Research Report EV-1983-8
Economic Importance of the Everglades Agricultural Area, 1982-83*
and Kenneth D. Shul **
\ NOV 30 1983
I.F.A.S.- Univ. of Florida
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*Data were provided by the Florida Sugar Cane League and Extension Agents
in the four Counties: Kenneth D. Shuler and Frederick E. Boss (Palm Beach),
Robert B. Whitty (Martin), Billy 0. Bass (Glades), and Dallas B. Townsend
**Area Economist, University of Florida, AREC Belle Glade, and Extension
Agent, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Belle Glade, respectively.
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-Most vegetable land is cropped more than once by replanting the same
or other crop. In general, an average of two crops are produced.
-Lettuce figures include Bibb, Boston, Iceburg,Leaf and Romaine 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.
-Miscellaneous vegetables include carrots, mustard, okra, turnip greens,
and others for which acreage figures are not available.
-Field corn,sorghum and rice are generally grown on sugarcane land fal-
lowed during the spring and summer. Data are for 1982 summer from ASCS
-The sugarcane figure includes 13,900 acres harvested for seed.
-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.
--Sugarcane figures represent 12,840,000 gross tons of cane; 1,306,647
tons of raw sugar and 81,028,000 gallons of molasses.
Thetotal value of these commodities was about $718 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 importance of %h.
Everglades Agricultural Area would emerge even larger than the numbers shown
in the table.
ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF THE EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA