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Welcome to Highlands County Farm Bureau!

The primary source of economic activity in Highlands County is agriculture. Within that category, most of the economic activity comes from citrus, cattle and dairy operations.

Presently the third largest county in Florida for growing citrus, Highlands County is the fourth largest total citrus producer and the largest producer of the ever-popular Valencia orange in Florida. The recent growing season produced more than 26 million, 90-pound boxes of oranges, enough to produce nearly 40 million gallons of juice.

CattleThe State of Florida ranks 10th in production of beef cattle nationally. Within the state, Highlands County ranks first in number of beef cows and second in beef cows and calves. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture, there are over 72,000 head of beef cows and over 121,000 total cows and calves grazing annually on over 425,000 acres in Highlands County. This recently resulted in over $31 million in annual gross sales for the more than 300 beef cattle producers in Highlands County.

Florida Farm Bureau Federation is the Sunshine State's largest general agricultural organization with more than 144,000 member-families representing Farm Bureaus in 60 counties. Membership provides a multitude of benefits, and you don't have to be a farmer to be a member of Florida Farm Bureau. Just click on the Membership link at left to find out more.

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