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2014 Floriculture Crop Highlights

2014 Floriculture Crop Highlights

2014 Floriculture Crop Highlights
Value of All Production: The 2014 wholesale value of floriculture crops is down 4 percent from the 2013 valuation. The
total crop value at wholesale for the 15-State program for all growers with $10,000 or more in sales is estimated at
$4.07 billion for 2014, compared with $4.25 billion for 2013. California continues to be the leading State with crops
valued at $1.05 billion. Florida, the next largest producer, is slightly up from the prior year to $890 million in wholesale
value. These two States account for 44 percent of the 15-State total value. For 2014, the top 5 States are California,
Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Texas, which account for $2.78 billion, or 63 percent, of the 15-State total value.
Number of Producers: The number of producers for 2014, at 4,849, is down 21 percent in the 15 States compared with
the 2013 count of 6,115.
Area Used for Production: In the 15-State program, total covered area for floriculture crop production was 733 million
square feet, down slightly from the 2013 area of 735 million square feet.
Peak Hired Workers: The average peak number of hired workers employed on operations in the 15-State program in
2014 is 22. A total of 3,761 operations hired workers during 2014. Overall, 78 percent of operations used some hired labor
during 2014, an increase from 2013.

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