Flagler and Putnam Counties are two of three counties in northeast Florida comprising the Tri-County Agricultural Area (TCAA). Commercial crop production in this area has traditionally capitalized on a niche winter growing season providing winter and spring vegetables (primarily cabbage and potatoes) during times when other regions of the country are not in production. Sod production in this region also utilizes a significant portion of the more highly productive farm lands.
According to the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture, approximately 15,700 acres of land in these two counties are reported to be used for crop production. Crop production in this region includes field corn, cut foliage, sod, blueberries, and vegetables. Census data suggests about 7,700 acres are intensively managed for vegetable production in Flagler and Putnam.
According to the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture, 59,900 acres of land are reported for grazing in Flagler and Putnam Counties. These pasturelands are stocked with approximately 12,300 cow-calf pairs.
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