From juicy tomatoes to abundant seafood and iconic citrus fruits, Florida farmers grow everything under the sun. The state boasts 47,000 farms spread across 9.4 million acres. Agriculture and agribusiness contribute more than $132 billion to the state’s economy.
Many Florida growers supply the U.S. and the world with fresh produce, as the state’s top crops include grapefruit, oranges, cucumbers, bell peppers, fresh market tomatoes, snap beans, watermelon, squash and sweet corn. In fact, the state ranks second in the nation for vegetable production, only behind California, and is responsible for 45% of the nation’s total citrus production. Florida also ranks No. 2 in the U.S. for production of greenhouse and nursery products. In 2017, Florida broke the top 10 for agricultural exports, coming in at No. 3 with agricultural exports exceeding $4 billion in value.