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Biggest Farming County in Florida – Palm Beach County

Posted by Lorea Thomson on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 at 10:00am.

Palm Beach County is Florida’s biggest farming county!  In fact, it is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Palm Beach County. The southeast coast of Florida conjures up ideas of beaches, great shopping, innovative restaurants, laid back luxury, gorgeous homes, miles of navigable waterways and the Atlantic Ocean. But farming?

As it turns out the United States Department of Agriculture conducts a poll every five years. The information is from 2017 Census of Agriculture, the most recent data available, and includes agricultural sales from each county and what percentage those sales are of the total agricultural market in the state.

To determine the biggest farming county in every state, Stacker compiled data from the United States Department of Agriculture's Census of Agriculture.  Stacker combines objective expert analysis with rich editorial insights.  They deliver stories that help readers understand important topics in their neighborhood or around the world, in a format that is interesting to digest. They transform data and analysis into interesting information and analysis into usable articles.

Palm Beach County Farming Statistics:

- Agricultural sales: $901.7 million (12.3% of state sales)

- Crop sales: $886.2 million (15.5% of state crop sales)
- Top crops: Other crops and hay ($377.9 million), Vegetables, melons, potatoes, sweet potatoes ($323.0 million), Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, sod ($171.0 million)

- Livestock and animal product sales: $15.5 million (0.9% of state animal sales)
- Top livestock: Horses, ponies, mules, burros, donkeys ($10.0 million), Cattle and calves ($3.3 million), Other animals and animal products ($1.7 million)

 

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