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Cooperative Extension Service
Hendry County, Florida

HIGHLIGHTS OF AGRICULTURE
1992 and 1987

ITEM ALL FARMS
1992 1987
Farms, number 389 396
Land in farms, acres 529,835 545,111
Average size of farm, acres 1,362 1,377
Value of land and buildingsa
Average per farm $2,539,049 $2,215,972
Average per acre $1,869 $1,612
Estimated market value of all machinery and equipmenta
Average per farm $133,351 $88,926
Farms by size
1 to 9 acres 58 53
10 to 49 acres 109 120
50 to 179 acres 74 69
180 to 499 acres 56 68
500 to 999 acres 35 31
1,000 acres or more 57 55
Total cropland
farms 292 285
acres 195,139 141,185
Harvested cropland
farms 246 231
acres 178,124 95,718
Irrigated land
farms 236 189
acres 178,504 144,808
Market value of agricultural products sold $273,308,000 $161,652,000
Average per farm $702,590 $408,212
Crops, including nursery and greenhouse crops $254,368,000 $139,571,000
Livestock, poultry, and their products $18,939,000 $22,081,000
Farms by value of sales
Less than $2,500 87 83
$2,500 to $4,999 31 48
$5,000 to $9,999 40 50
$10,000 to $24,999 46 46
$25,000 to $49,999 35 44
$50,000 to $99,999 32 35
$100,000 or more 118 90
Total farm production expenses $201,517,000 $111,113,000
Average per farm $518,038 $281,298
Net cash return from agricultural sales $70,944,000 $48,399,000
farms 389 395
Average per farm $182,376 $122,528
Operators by principal occupation
Farming 221 202
Other 168 194
Operators by days worked off farm
Any 200 234
200 days or more 144 176
Cattle and calves inventory
farm 152 195
number 92,100 103,759
Beef cows
farms 142 176
number 42,644 57,852
Milk cows
farms 8 9
number 456 28
Cattle and calves sold
farms 146 191
number 45,022 60,025
Hogs and pigs inventory
farms 7 14
number 48 316
Hogs and pigs sold
farms 2 9
number (D) 235
Sheep and lambs inventory
farms 1 1
number (D) (D)
Chickens 3 months old or older inventory
farms 7 7
number (D) 166
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold
farms 1 0
number (D) 0
Corn for grain or seed
farms 0 0
acres 0 0
bushels 0 0
Soybeans for beans
farms 0 0
acres 0 0
bushels 0 0
Sugarcane for sugar
farms 19 13
acres 53,775 24,660
tons 1,836,799 814,200
Hay-alf, other, wild, silage
farms 10 16
acres 645 1,423
tons, dry 2,952 3,394
Vegetables harvested
farms 25 37
acres 6,197 8,581
Land in orchards
farms 181 156
acres 112,031 57,975
a Data are based on a sample of farms.
Legend

- Represents zero
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual farms
(X) Not applicable
(Z) Less than half the unit shown
(NA) Not available

    The source of this information is the 1992 Census of Agriculture. Data for 1992 and 1987 are directly comparable for acreage and inventories. Dollar values have not been adjusted for changes in price levels.


       


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