Florida's Agriculture Natural Resource and Food Industries on the Rise
Published July 17th, 2013
Florida's economy is back in business.
Food production natural resources and other agribusinesses are once again part of the state's economy
Not only are food and natural resource production numbers up, but so are jobs.
According to UF researchers, between 2010 and 2011 the number of agriculture and natural resource jobs increased by about 60-thousand.
A study released by the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences states in 2011, the output of agriculture, natural resources and food related industries has rebounded
UF IFAS Reseacher, Alan Hodges says these industries are making a big impact in the state, "The total industry output or sales revenue is somewhere around a hundred and twenty billion dollars a year."
In the middle of the recession back in 2008, gross domestic product in the food agriculture and natural resource industries dropped from 100 billion to 81 billion dollars.
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