Sumter County Agriculture

Sumter County currently has 186,000 acres or 54% of the acreage in agricultural production.  Many people are not aware that the annual economic impact of the agriculture and natural resources in Sumter County is $269.6 million.  Agriculture and natural resources enterprises in Sumter County produce 13% of the total value of goods and services in the county and 28% of the goods and services sold outside the county.  In addition to the monetary value of agriculture and natural resources, agriculture contributes to the county by providing wide open green space, wildlife habitat and water recharge areas.

 

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