Agriculture in Southwest Florida

Economic Importance

Economic Importance of Agriculture to Southwest Florida [pdf]

Commodity Groups






2013 Economic Impacts

Total Economic Impact : $8.11 Billion

Direct: sales that are directly attributable to farming operation. (Ex. Boxes of oranges, cartons of tomatoes, tons of sugarcane, or hundred weight of calves.)

Indirect: sales that result from companies that sell to agricultural operations (ex. Fertilizer & chemical sales, insurance brokers, farm bankers, equipment dealers.)

Induced: sales or income that result from retail establishments where farmers, their employees, and the employees of allied businesses spend their income on consumer goods (ex. TV’s, boats, cars, clothes, entertainment activities, etc.)

Total Economic Impact: Direct + Indirect + Induced

Economic Importance of Agriculture to Southwest Florida [pdf]

Agriculture in Southwest Florida

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