Small farms represent over 90% of all farms in Florida, based on the USDA definition of a small farm as one with up to $250,000 in sales. These farms make about 15% of all farm product sales in Florida. Nearly 87% of Seminole County farms are 50 acres or less in size. Florida farmers are experiencing fierce competition from both domestic and foreign markets and harvested vegetable acreage in Florida has declined more than 30% during the last ten years (Florida Agricultural Statistical Directory, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services). Farm labor, environmental, and food safety regulations are increasing costs and reducing production options.
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