Amazing Facts about Florida That May Surprise You
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1. Amazing Facts about Florida That May Surprise You Nestor Gasset and Katerina Gasset International Properties and Investments LLC 2. Florida is more than just sunshine and world famous beaches. There are 19 million residents living in Florida. Florida farmers produce around 1 BILLION ears of sweet corn every single year!!! 3. That is enough for each person living in Florida to be able to eat one ear of corn every week. 4. Florida produces over 300 agriculture foods. The agricultural industry in Florida provides jobs to over 750,000 people! Florida agriculture produces over $100 BILLION in revenue to the state each year. 5. That is one of the reasons the citizens of Florida benefit from NO state income tax! Florida ranks #1 NATIONALLY for sales of snap beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, squash and watermelons. Florida has 47,500 commercial farms. 6. There are over 9.25 million acres of land being used in Florida for agriculture. Florida ranks second in value for vegetable production. Florida ranks #1 for value of oranges and grapefruits and sugarcane. 7. Florida ranks #2 for value in strawberries and tangerines. We also rank 7th in agriculture exports at $ 4 BILLION! This state also ranks #2 for greenhouse and nursery product sales. 8. Florida produces 65% of the total U.S. citrus production and California produces 32% while Texas and Arizona together produce the remaining 3%. If you put all the boxes of Florida tomatoes that Florida ships end to end in a line- it would reach from Pensacola Florida to Moscow Russia. That is just ONE year of tomatoes. 9. Florida farms and ranches produce over 1.66 million head of cattle ranking 12th overall. Florida is #1 in the entire world in phosphate rock production. They provide 65% of the country's supply and 10% of the world's supply. Florida ranks among the top 12 states for fresh seafood production. 10. Over 93 MILLION pounds of seafood is harvested here. Florida fishermen catch over 84% of the U.S. supply of grouper, pompano, mullet, stone crab, pink shrimp, spiny lobster and Spanish mackerel. Florida harvests 100% of the spiny lobster and 97% of the stone crab. 11. Florida aquaculturists produce the largest variety of aquatic species over every other state. The countries that import from Florida the most rank in the following order: Canada, Netherlands, Bahamas, Dominican Republic and then Panama. 12. Who knew??? Thinking of moving to South Florida? Contact our office at 561-753-0135 now to get started! 13. Contact us today and we will match you with the best agent to help you! Contact Nestor Gasset directly on his mobile phone: 561-541-9936 to get started with your relocation to sunny South Florida today.