Employment Up in Florida Agriculture; Crops Generate $148B

A new University of Florida report says employment in the state's agriculture industry is up.

The analysis found more than 1.5 million people working in Florida's agriculture, natural resources and food industries in 2013, up 8.7 percent over the previous year.

They collectively generated $148.5 billion in sales.

The UF report shows Palm Beach County with the largest agricultural industry, with its crops valued at about $1.4 billion. The Palm Beach Post reports Miami-Dade County was second, with $783 million in crops.

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